A DÔNG SON HEGER I DRUM TOPPED BY FOUR FROGS
The Heger I type drum showcases a captivating design featuring a circular band of flying cranes rotating in an anti-clockwise direction around a central star motif. Another band showcases stylized representations of feathermen. The body of the drum exhibits an inward slanting profile, a characteristic commonly found in the Red River delta, which serves as the homeland of the Dong Son culture and its people.
Karim & Isabelle Grusenmeyer, Damien Woliner, A World of Sculptures, Brussels, 2016
• The Art Loss Register, London, carried out a search on this object and declared it matchless (ref. # S00036930, 6th of May 2010).
• Drawings by Raf De Martelaere
Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen