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Large Vietnamese Dongson Culture Situla 
North Vietnam
Dongson Culture ; ca. 500 B.C. � 100 A.D.
Height 16 1/2�, diameter 16 1/2� 


Shallow relief carvings all along the body represent long boats with typical �feather men� warriors holding weapons, and people in cabins on the decks of the boats. Between the boats are representations of birds and fish. 

At the rim of the bucket at the level of the handles are two bands of triangular shaped motifs, between which is a continuous diamond meander. At the bottom of the bucket are another two rows of triangular motifs. The bucket has been repaired in ancient and modern times. 

all text, images © Joseph G. Gerena Fine Art


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