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Lot 0053A
**Originally Listed At $200**

Vietnam, Dong Son Culture, late 1st millennium BCE. This is a socketed bronze spearhead with a low, unpronounced mid-rib. The casting technique for Dong Son bronzes was demanding both artistically and technically, and it seems likely - based on archaeological investigation - that they were made by local workshops staffed by specialists. These specialists shared knowledge throughout their geographic region, and socketed spearheads like this one are constructed similarly to those from the Warring States period in China. Size: 9.4" L x 1.9" W (23.9 cm x 4.8 cm)

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, acquired over twenty years ago

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Edge of blade has small losses, as does edge of socket. A mottled, pale green patina overall.

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Ancient Dong Son (Vietnam) Bronze Spearhead

Estimate $300 - $450Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA