Clapper bell (ling) with taotie masks

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.2 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm (3 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
China
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
S2012.9.631
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Musical Instrument
Type

Bell

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), bell, casting, China, Paul Singer collection, taotie
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Dr. Paul Singer. Early Chinese Miniatures. New York, March 16 - May 29, 1977. cat. no. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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