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Yunluo (yun-lo), literally ‘cloud gongs’, Chinese

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Maker
maker: Anonymous
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Object number
RCM0239
Acquisition
Acquisition information not known.

Description

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Yunluo as a ‘Set of small bronze gongs of the Han Chinese’. The instrument consists of ten small gongs of approximately equal diameter suspended in a wooden frame in three groups of three plus a single gong at the top. The top four corners are decorated with carved outward facing ?dragon heads. The carrying handle and associated beaters are missing.

Dimensions

Gong diameters: 103–107mm. Wooden frame 524mm wide by 590mm high.

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