Temple bell of Wei Bin - ROM2006_7047_4


Temple bell of Wei Bin

Geography: China
Period: Ming Dynasty, Zhengde Period
Date: c. 1518
Medium: Cast bronze
200 x 117 cm
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
Object number: 920.1.20
On view
Current Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionThe dedicatory inscription on this bell is translated as: "Bestowed by Director of Ceremonial Wei Bin: Made in the 13th year of the Zhengde period of the Great Ming dynasty (1518); With imperial permission suspended in the Temple of Great Bounty [Hongshan Si]; Long live the emperor, may he live for ten thousand and again ten thousand years." Other panels have text from the Sutra of the Names of the 35 Buddhas and the Vinaya Sutra.
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