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Yung Cheng (Ceremonial Bell)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 6th-5th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Yung Cheng (Ceremonial Bell), Artist Unknown (China)
Yung Cheng (Ceremonial Bell): Gallery Label - Current
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century B.C.
Physical Description: The decor of this bell, in cross section a pointed oval with an arched line at the bottom, is quite complicated. The shaft has three decor belts and one bulky ring with a vertically placed suspending device formed by a contorted tiger. The beast stands wi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.110
Added to Site: February 28, 2009