Funerary replica (mingqi) of a bell

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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
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Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
221 BCE-9 CE
Period
Qin dynasty or Western Han dynasty
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.61
Topic
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
casting
funerary
Qin dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Origin
China
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 15/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Metalwork
Musical Instrument