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Thai Ban Chiang Bronze Kettle

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Thanks to a student’s clumsy stumble over a tree root, the ancient and technologically sophisticated Bronze Age culture of Ban Chiang was rediscovered in 1966, turning the established idea about Southeast Asia’s contribution to civilization on its head. Demonstrating sophisticated knowledge of metallurgy, this ancient bronze kettle was cast at the end of this epoch, dating from 2100 B.C. to 300 A.D., and was probably used to concoct ritual offerings. We received this particular example from the esteemed McLean collection, the definitive group of ancient Asian and Southeast Asian bronzes. Over the centuries, the kettle has traded the pale gold gleam of bronze for a rich green patina. We love the idea of imagining the kettle’s fiery creation by placing it alongside a roaring fire, filled with kindling.  

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  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x Dm 24 in.H 30.48 cm x Dm 60.96 cm
  • Diameter
    24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CMCL010B
  • Reference Number
    LU82009340701
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