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Large Chinese Archaic Bronze Bell

Western Zhou Dynasty, 1122-771 BC

Description

Decorated on the front and back with raised bosses with linear and geometric patterns.
Overall green patination.
Height with base: 23 ½ inches(59.7 cm)
Ex Collection: Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941)
With collection label on original Chinese cloth base
Now mounted on a metal base.
Similar and related bells may be found in important private and museum collections including the National Palace Museum, Taiwan; Sackler Collection; the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities/ Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm; the British museum,London; and the Freer Gallery, Washington.

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