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Lot 42A: Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
  • Two Heavy Ban Chiang Bronze Armbands - Lovely Patina
   
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Description: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang, ca. 300 BCE. This is a large and heavy pair of bronze arm bands, each in perfectly circular form, made from rounded solid bands, with a small separation to allow them to bend and an elevated ridge around the exterior, with a subsequently slight concave shape to the interior. These are from the Ban Chiang tradition. Ban Chiang is considered by UNESCO to be the most important prehistoric settlement so far found in Southeast Asia; alongside its worth in demonstrating when people in the region began to develop agriculture, it also shows how they began to experiment with materials such as bronze. Ban Chiang is a large, manmade mound, wherein have been excavated all of the raw materials and production facilities to make bronze -- as well as a number of weapons, tools, and ornaments. This makes it the earliest known site of bronze tool production in Southeast Asia. Size: 5" W x 0.75" H (12.7 cm x 1.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Minnesotta collection

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Condition Report: One of the separations is slightly ragged on its edge. Very nice smooth patina over most of the exterior, with some encrustation to the intertio and small portions of the exterior.

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