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Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.6 x 8.1 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.5a-d
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Funerary replica (mingqi) of a bell

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm (1 5/8 x 1 x 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
400-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
funerary  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2567
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One of a set of bells (bo) with felines and dragons

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28 x 19.2 x 15.6 cm (11 x 7 9/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2637
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Funerary replica (mingqi) of a hand bell (goudiao)

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)
Type:
Ceramic
Musical Instrument
Origin:
Shaoxing, possibly Zhejiang province, South China
Date:
ca. 550-250 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
funerary  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.4044
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Hand bell (goudiao)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 23.5 x 9.5 x 7 cm (9 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
Shoaxing, possibly Zhejiang province, South China
Date:
ca. 550-250 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.1652
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Signaling bell (zheng)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 35.8 x 11.6 x 10.4 cm (14 1/8 x 4 9/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
possibly Sichuan province, South China
Date:
ca. 300-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou or Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2028
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One of a set of bells (bo) with felines and dragons

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 17.8 x 12.5 x 8.9 cm (7 x 4 15/16 x 3 1/2 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
Houma foundry, Shanxi province, China
Date:
ca. 550-500 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
cat  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2202a-b
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Signaling bell (zheng)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 41.1 x 13.1 x 12.3 cm (16 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
possibly Sichuan province, South China
Date:
300-200 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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Paul Singer collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S1999.120.19
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.5-.9

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 28.7 x 13 x 10.3 cm (11 5/16 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.4
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.4 & .6-.9

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29 x 14.5 x 11.7 cm (11 7/16 x 5 11/16 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
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WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.5
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.4 .5 & .7-.9

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 31.5 x 16.5 x 13 cm (12 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.6
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.4 .6 & .8-.9

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 35.5 x 18.2 x 14.9 cm (14 x 7 3/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.7
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.4 .7 & .9

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39 x 20 x 16.6 cm (15 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.8
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Bell (yong) with dragons from a set of six graduated bells (bianzhong), along with S1987.4-.8

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 43 x 22.5 x 17.8 cm (16 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 7 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 525-475 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.9
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Funerary replica (mingqi) of a bell

Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 400-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
funerary  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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miniature  Search this
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Credit Line:
Acquired under the guidance of the Carl Whiting Bishop expedition
Accession Number:
FSC-B-233
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Funerary replica (mingqi) of a bell

Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
400-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
funerary  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Acquired under the guidance of the Carl Whiting Bishop expedition
Accession Number:
FSC-B-234
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Funerary replica (mingqi) of a bell

Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
400-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
funerary  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Acquired under the guidance of the Carl Whiting Bishop expedition
Accession Number:
FSC-B-235
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Bell (niu)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 10.3 x 7.6 cm (4 1/16 x 3 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
bell  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.61
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Dragon with undulating body

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 19.1 x 5 x 0.3 cm (7 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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carving  Search this
Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.1041
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Dragon silhouette

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 4.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 cm (1 15/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in)
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
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Credit Line:
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
Accession Number:
S2012.9.1096
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