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Human figurine
LSa 36758..15
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is one of the earliest objects that to be known as ancient Viet's native religion.

History of the Object
The object was excavated in the Van Dien site, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi by the museum's archaeologists in the 1960s. It reflects a high technique of stone producing, especially jewelry and art works of the Phung Nguyen period.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Stone 
Measurements
Width 0,7 cm. Height 3 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Vietnam 
Geography
Vietnam 
Time period
BCE 40th century ~ BCE 40th century 
Creation date
BC; Phung Nguyen culture, 4000 years ago. 
Function
A protective amulet 
Acquisition
The Museum acquired it in the 1960s in an archaeological excavation. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State Property, Vietnam. 
Museum
Vietnam National Museum of History 
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