"Nao" bell - ROM2005_3591_1


"Nao" bell

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: China
Date: 11th century BC
Period: Shang-Western Zhou Dynasty
66 x 52 x 33 cm
Object number: 931.13.165
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionBells such as this are found in an area south of the territory controlled by the Shang people. Their size and decoration set them apart from the smaller sets of bells produced in the Shang foundries. While later bells were suspended from wood frames, these were found shank down in excavations.
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