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Pendant
VME 05.12.18
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This object has the cultural characteristics of the Cham people, and belongs to the “Dong Duong” style. It is valuable for us from a cultural and historic perspective.

History of the Object
The object has a crescent moon shape. It is decorated with many dragonflies. At two points are loops in order to insert a string for tying it when a woman wears it. The object is decorated with five coloured stones, but two are missing.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Gold 
Measurements
Width 10,4 cm. Length 12,8 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Vietnam (Central) 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
AD 9th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
9th Century - 10th Century 
Function
Jewelry for Cham women of noble descent 
Acquisition
The object was excavated in the 1980’s by local people in Binh Dinh Province. They sold it at a market in Ho Chi Minh City, where Mr. Vu Kim Loc bought it in 1990. In 2005, after The Vietnam National Council of Antiquities had assessed the object, the museum purchased the pendant. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, State property of Vietnam 
Museum
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 
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