Funerary replica (mingqi) of a hand bell (goudiao)

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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
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
ca. 550-250 BCE
Period
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.1902
Topic
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)
funerary
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Origin
Shaoxing, possibly Zhejiang province, South China
Medium
Stoneware partially covered with ash glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 23.1 x 9.3 x 6.7 cm (9 1/8 x 3 11/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Ceramic
Musical Instrument