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Creator Nationality: Asian; Southeast Asian; Vietnamese; Sa Hyunh
Creator Name-CRT: possibly Sa Hyunh culture
Title: Vessel in the form of a horn
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: -50
Creation End Date: 100
Creation Date: ca. 500 B.C.?100 A.D.
Creation Place: Vietnam
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Hard stone
Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Description: This enigmatic object in the shape of a horn with a curled end is related in stone type and patina to two forms of earrings?one circular and the other with addorsed horned animals?associated with the Sa Hyunh culture of southern Vietnam. One end of the "horn" has been carved to form a small cavity that could have been used to hold a liquid. It is possible that this delicate sculpture was a funerary object intended to replace a more perishable horn item. Little understood and known only through archaeological excavations, the Sa Hyunh culture is thought to have played an important role in the trade in luxury goods?ceramics, metalwork, and stone goods?that flourished between different regions of mainland and island Southeast Asia.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1999.28
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, Josephine Berger-Nadler and Dr. M. Leon Canick Gift, and John and Evelyn Kossak Foundation Inc. Gift, 1999
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1999.28
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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