A Chinese bronze bell (zhong) with ornamental gold plating, Qin Dynasty, 3rd century B.C.
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Bellied body of ogival section pointed at the bottom on either side. The exterior with a raised geometrical pattern, partially ornamentally gold plated and decorated with three circumferential rows of studs. At top a robust, rectangular mounting. Height 26.5 cm, weight 4.32 kg. On a later acrylic glass stand.
Cf. a smaller bell in the Shaanxi History Museum in Li Xixing, "The Shaanxi Bronzes", Xian 1994, fig. 234, page 274.