One cultural common denominator of Southeast Asia has been the casting of elaborate bronze drums. The tradition began in the Dong Son period (ca. 1000 BC) when wet rice cultivation, the cult of ancestor worship, animal domestication and bronze casting spread throughout Southeast Asia. The drums represented wealth and prestige. Fertility symbols, such as frogs, were frequent motifs as well as elaborate geometric designs. These ancient drums are from the Red River Valley of present day northern Vietnam and date to approximately 300 BC.

Evaluation of Property

Use this form to submit images and details for items that you would like to consign to auction. Need helpful tips?

  • Please be as descriptive as possible including details about an items condition and history.
  • Where did you get the piece and does it have a special provenance?
  • Do you know any details regarding the edition, vintage, designer, or other particulars?
hide

Catalog Added to Cart

This catalog has been added to your cart. Please checkout or continue browsing.

Checkout