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Po Cheng (Ritual Bell)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 6th-early 5th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Po Cheng (Ritual Bell), Artist Unknown (China)
Po Cheng (Ritual Bell): Gallery Label - Current
: New Group of Chinese Bronzes Lent by Mr. Pillsbury
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (31.75 x 24.13 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century B.C.
Physical Description: This richly adorned bell, of pointed oval cross section, is typical of the advanced Huai style. The suspending device consists of one big snake with two bodies, each rising in a bold S-curve. It is flanked by two tigers whose long necks pass under and aro
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.80
Added to Site: February 28, 2009