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Five Ban Chiang Bronze Bracelets

$795.00
Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang culture, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A collection of five heavy, cast bronze bracelets. Two are wide rings with two horn-like projections rising from one side. The other three are rings with bulbous projections studded around their exterior. All are fairly large, probably made to be worn by adults in the grave. Ban Chiang is considered by UNESCO to be the most important prehistoric settlement so far found in Southeast Asia; in addition to 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 that contained all of the raw materials and production facilities to make bronze - as well as a number of weapons, tools, and ornaments like these bracelets. Size of largest (all are fairly close in size): 3.55" W (9 cm)

Condition: All but one is intact. One has a very narrow break, but is not fragile. All have an encrusted grey / teal patina.

Provenance: private Rochester, Michigan, USA collection

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