Jewelry of Vietnamese people 2,500 years ago

The anklet, wrist ring, earrings or rings made from many materials of the ancient Vietnamese people of Dong Son culture 2500-2000 years ago were first displayed in Nghe An.

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Nghe An Museum organizes the exhibition of Nghe An exhibition in prehistoric times to the beginning of building the country, the quintessence of Nghe art.The artifacts in the ancient Vietnamese jewelry collection during the Dong Son culture period (2500-2000 years ago) are a special part of the exhibition.

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The leg ring, artifacts collected at the archaeological site of Vac village, Nghia Dan district (now Thai Hoa town) in 1981. This type of pipe usually has an open slot to adjust the width when worn.On the rim of the mouth and body, the bronze music is attached.The shin ring, or arm sleeve beyond the function of jewelry, is also responsible for supporting, blocking objects when sharp objects, heavy stabbing into wrists, ankles .

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Finger ring, artifacts obtained in Tan Ky district (Nghe An).According to the study, the sleek, slender wrist bands and rings full of rattles found could not be of ordinary Dong Son people but of the wealthy aristocracy who could afford and be entitled to worn.This shows that the ancient society had a rich-poor differentiation.

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Bracelets and artifacts were obtained at Dong Mo relic, Hung Thang commune, Hung Nguyen district.According to the documents, the ancient Vietnamese select materials that make jewelry very simple, easy to find and rich in colors.Starting from natural sources of materials such as stone to man-made materials such as copper and glass.

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Another type of bracelet was obtained at Dong Truong relic, Anh Son district in 2000. Through the collection of jewelry, Dong Son residents first used jewelry worn on the ears, neck, finger, and neck. hands, arms, biceps, ankles to beautify .

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Most artifacts of Dong Son cultural jewelry were obtained at burial sites.In burial sites, archaeologists found the position of the dead body as its function, including arms in the ear, ear rings, beads in the neck or wrist.This proves that the ancients kept their jewelry when they died, living with jewelry and dying, wearing that jewelry, the original location.

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Bracelet rings, obtained at the archaeological site of Vac Vac (Nghia Dan district) in 1973 and 1990. In the period of Dong Son culture, rings used to put on fingers, bronze materials, rust green copper, wide version with diameters of 1.5-1.6 cm.

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This string of beads was obtained in the village of Vac Vac archaeological site (Nghia Dan district) in 1973. In the collection at the museum, there are 34 beads of artifacts including materials such as stone, glass and earthenware.Artifacts include a bead or beads that form a chain, with holes in the middle to tie strings to wear a neck, wrist and possibly ankles.

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The collection of earrings is found at the village of Vo Vac archaeological site (Nghia Dan district) in 1973 and 1981. At the museum, there are 65 earrings and stones with glass and stone materials.Artifacts are recommended for wearing ears, round, with openings, a plane, on one side with two joints with colors such as light blue, dark green, and green.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Mai, Head of Department of Research and Preservation of Nghe An Museum, said that Dong Son Cultural Collection at the museum has 495 artifacts divided into 4 groups based on material criteria, equal to stone, earthenware, copper and glass.

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Along with the artifacts are jewelry belonging to Dong Son culture, the Museum also displays hundreds of other precious artifacts found in Nghe An in the same year belonging to Dong Son culture.The bronze drum collected in Dong Hop commune, Quy Hop district, was found in 2006. The drum has a diameter of 90 cm, being recognized as the largest and most valuable bronze drum in Nghe An up to now.

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