Signaling bell (zheng)

Maker(s)
Artist: Possibly Ba culture
Historical period(s)
late Warring States period, Eastern Zhou or Western Han dynasty, ca. 300-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 35.8 x 11.6 x 10.4 cm (14 1/8 x 4 9/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
South China, possibly Sichuan province
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.4029
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Musical Instrument
Type

Bell

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Paul Singer collection, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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