Bell (bo) with felines and dragons; probably from a set of four

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Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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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. 550-500 BCE
Period
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Accession Number
S1987.287
Topic
dragon
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)
casting
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)
cat
China
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Houma foundry, Shanxi province, China
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 41 x 31 x 24.4 cm (16 1/8 x 12 3/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Metalwork
Musical Instrument