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Vietnam’s bronze treasures featured on stamps

Four Vietnamese treasures made of bronze have been featured on a stamp set designed by Tran The Vinh and released by the Ministry of Information and Communications.

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The artifacts are set on a dark background decorated with bronze drum patterns in order to highlight their elaborate designs and exceptional values.

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The Hop Minh bronze jar featured on a stamp.

The first stamp features a set of belt buckles of the Dong Son culture, unearthed in 1976 in Phu Tho province, which dates back to 2,300-2,500 years ago and is currently displayed at the Hung Kings Temple.

The object, which measures 21 centimetres long and 5.5 centimetres wide, includes four pairs of turtles chained together.

The second stamp features a bronze jar, excavated in Hop Minh commune in Yen Bai province, which was estimated to be created around 2,000-2,500 years ago. Designs on the jar include a 19-ray sun, peacock feather patterns, four bird statuettes, deersand human activities.

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Belt buckles.

The third stamp features a short sword, found at the foot of Nua mountain in Thanh Hoa province in 1961, with its handle decorated with the figurine of a woman wearing a cone-shaped turban.

The final stamp of the set features a bronze lamp in the shape of a kneeling man which dates back to 1,700-2,000 years ago and is currently displayed at the National History Museum in Hanoi.

 

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Source: NDO

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