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Bell (? Niuzhong), ?Chinese

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Object name
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Place
Object number
RCM0343
Acquisition
Acquisition information not known.

Description

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Zhong as a ‘bronze clapperless bell of the Han Chinese, used in state rituals’ […] the niu (‘handle’ or ‘loop’) […] is often more barrel-shaped, the crown and mouth being of a similar size’. No associated frame or beater.

Dimensions

Height: 210mm (254mm including loop). Mouth diameter 153mm.

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