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Authors: Glover, Ian C.
Title: Large bronze urns in Southeast Asia: some new finds and a reappraisal
Date: 1992
Source: Southeast Asian Archaeology 1990: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Place of Publication: Hull
Publisher: Centre for South-East Asian Studies, University of Hull
Abstract: Large bronze, flask-shaped urns constitute a distinctive type of ceremonial or prestige vessel in Southeast Asia. Until recently only three were known, from Kerinci in Sumatra, Madura off the northeast coast of Java, and from near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In the past few years three more of these urns have come to light, one from a cave on Phu Keo, Chaiyapun Province, Thailand
one from Lampung, South Sumatra and a third in a private collection whose provenance is yet unknown. All six are described and compared and the significance of these vessels from a culture-historical viewpoint and as art-objects is reassessed.
Date Created: 3/29/2001
Editors: Glover, Ian C.
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