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Bell

UnknownShang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC

Sanxingdui Museum

Sanxingdui Museum
Guanghan, China

This bell is shaped like a trumpet flower with four petals. The surface of the object is decorated with wave and bead patterns popular during the Shang and Zhou periods. The hole at the top may have been used to attach the bell to a bronze tree.

Details

  • Title: Bell
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC
  • Location: Sanxingdui, Guanghan city, Sichuan Province
  • Physical Dimensions: w7.7 x h12.2 x d0.25 cm (incomplete)
  • Provenance: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Type: sculpture
  • External Link: Sanxingdui Museum
  • Medium: bronze

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