The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art


Dong Son Culture, Vietnam

bronze, 100 BCE-100 CE


bucket or urn (situla) (Vietnamese, thap)


height 20.2 cm, diameter 18.8 cm

Dong Son Culture, bronze age Southeast Asia

100 BCE - 100 CE

Provenance: acquired by the present owner, Jack Daulton, in Vietnam


Bronze vessels of this type are among the grave goods commonly found in Dong Son burials.

The surface features, among other motifs, the "circle-tangent" motif that is typical of Dong Son ornamentation.


another view:
detail showing circle-tangent motif:
view of interior of bucket:
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