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Po Cheng (Ritual 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
Po Cheng (Ritual Bell), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 24 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 14 in. (62.55 x 46.04 x 35.56 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century B.C.
Physical Description: bronze budhist temple bell; tall football shaped body with flat top; two dragons turned away from each other form hanger at top center; sides decorated with two rectangular fields striped with three bands of three raised circular bumps
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 97.81
Added to Site: February 28, 2009