Clapper bell (ling) with flange

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Maker(s)
Artist: Late Erlitou culture 二裏頭 (ca. 2000-1600 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Erlitou period, ca. 1800-1600 B.C.E
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 8.6 x 11.2 x 8.1 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, probably Yanshi
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
S1999.120.16
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Musical Instrument
Type

Bell

Keywords
casting, China, Paul Singer collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities founded 1981
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, NY founded 1965
Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler born 1948
Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997
Arthur F. Sackler born 1950
Denise Marika born 1955
Dr. Carol Master born 1941

Published References
  • Jenny So. Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 3 New York, 1995. p. 438.
  • Lothar von Falkenhausen. Suspended Music: Chime-bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China. Berkeley. pp. 138-157.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum