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Chung (Zhong): Bronze bell chung (zhong), late Zhou dynasty

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Title: Chung (Zhong): Bronze bell chung (zhong), late Zhou dynasty
Author(s): Consten, Eleanor von Erdberg
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: China;metalwork;bronze;book scan
Description: The most numerous class of ancient ritual bell, it is designed to hang vertically by a large loop or canon, which as in the example given here is in the form of a pair of confronted animals. It is of oval section and on its surface there are usually 36 bosses or nipples arranged in sets of three. There is no clapper. -- h: 23 cm.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5031


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