Dong Son drum

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.wikipedia
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Vietnam

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. More than 200 have been found, across an area from eastern Indonesia to Vietnam and parts of Southern China.
By about 1,000 BC, the development of wet-rice cultivation in the Ma River and Red River floodplains led to the flourishing of Đông Sơn culture, notable for its bronze casting used to make elaborate bronze Đông Sơn drums.

Drum

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.
The bronze Dong Son drum was fabricated by the Bronze Age Dong Son culture of northern Vietnam.

Dong Son culture

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.
They also were skilled bronze casters, which is evidenced by the Dong Son drum found widely throughout northern Vietnam and South China.

Lost-wax casting

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The drums, cast in bronze using the lost-wax casting method are up to a meter in height and weigh up to 100 kg.
The sites exhibiting artifacts made by the lost-mould process in Vietnam, such as the Dong Son drums, come from the Dong Son, and Phung Nguyen cultures, such as one sickle and the figure of a seated individual from Go Mun (near Phung Nguyen, the Bac Bo Region), dating to the Go Mun phase (end of the General B period, up until the 7th century BC).

Jiaozhi

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But the Book of the Later Han said Ma melt the bronze drums seized from the rebel Lạc Việt in Jiaozhi into horse.
Ma Yuan followed his conquest with a brutal course of assimilation, destroying the natives' bronze drums in order to build the column at the edge of Chinese territory.

Moko drums

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However, it remains a mystery as to how the older Đông Sơn drums arrived in Alor.

Bronze

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.

Red River Delta

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A Dong Son drum (also called Heger Type I drum) is a bronze drum fabricated by the Dong Son culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.

Common Era

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The drums were produced from about 600 BCE or earlier until the third century CE; they are one of the culture's finest examples of metalworking.

Metalworking

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The drums were produced from about 600 BCE or earlier until the third century CE; they are one of the culture's finest examples of metalworking.

Musical instrument

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Dong Son drums were apparently both musical instruments and cult objects.

Pattern

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They are decorated with geometric patterns, scenes of daily life and war, animals and birds, and boats.

Indonesia

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More than 200 have been found, across an area from eastern Indonesia to Vietnam and parts of Southern China.

Northern and southern China

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More than 200 have been found, across an area from eastern Indonesia to Vietnam and parts of Southern China.

Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture

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The earliest drum found in 1876 existed 2700 years ago in Wangjiaba in Yunnan Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture China.

Zhuge Liang

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It is classified into the bigger and heavier Yue drums including the Dong Son drums, and the Dian drums, into eight subtypes, purported to be invented by Ma Yuan and Zhuge Liang.

Book of the Later Han

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But the Book of the Later Han said Ma melt the bronze drums seized from the rebel Lạc Việt in Jiaozhi into horse.

Lạc Việt

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But the Book of the Later Han said Ma melt the bronze drums seized from the rebel Lạc Việt in Jiaozhi into horse.

New Guinea

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The discovery of Dong Son drums in New Guinea, is seen as proof of trade connections - spanning at least the past thousand years - between this region and the technologically advanced societies of Java and China.

Java

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The discovery of Dong Son drums in New Guinea, is seen as proof of trade connections - spanning at least the past thousand years - between this region and the technologically advanced societies of Java and China.

Hà Nam Province

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The drum was accidentally discovered in 1893 in Hà Nam Province, southeast of Hanoi, rather than during a planned expedition.

Hanoi

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The drum was accidentally discovered in 1893 in Hà Nam Province, southeast of Hanoi, rather than during a planned expedition.

Drumhead

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In contrast to most other drums of the Dong Son, the drumhead bears three concentric panels depicting animals or humans interleaved with bands of geometric or circular patterns.

Deer

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The two outer panels are decorated with scenes of deer, hornbills and crane egrets.

Hornbill

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The two outer panels are decorated with scenes of deer, hornbills and crane egrets.