Bell (bo) with dragons; probably from a set of four

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 400-300 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 37 x 25.5 x 21 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Jincun
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.302
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Musical Instrument
Type

Bell

Keywords
casting, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Dawn Ho Delbanco. Art From Ritual: Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 64, pp. 152-153.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 149, pp. 224-225.
  • Jenny F. So. Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 3 New York, 1995. cat. 80, pp. 388-393.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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