Replica of Dong Son Bronze Drum Donated To Hung Kings Temple

The Peoples' Committee of Phu Tho Province and Management Board of the historical site of Hung Kings Temple received a replica of Dong Son bronze drum from the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa on April 6, 2006.

The replica was made of copper, being imitated from the Quang Xuong bronze drum in Thanh Hoa Province, which is preserved in Vietnamese Historical Museum.

The replica is 36.5 centimeters in surface diameter, and the diameter at the bottom is 37.5 centimeters. It is 28,5 centimeters high and weighs 12.5 kilos.

It is created by Dong Son bronze casting restoration center of Thanh Hoa Antique Association and artisans of Tra Dong village, Thieu Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province.

The replica was cast with the traditional manual method. The replica of the Dong Son drum was recognized by Ministry of Information and Culture, and National Cultural Heritage Department.

By Dinh Vu – Translated by Kim Khanh

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