Loop Suspension Bell (Niuzhong)

Bronze | 34.8 x 19.9cm | Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–481 B.C.), 8th/6th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Several types of chime bells were cast toward the end of China's Bronze Age and were probably played together in concert. Smallest among these were niuzhong, which had concave rims. Niuzhong were cast in graduated sizes, assembled as a set (often of ...
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