Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Zhong as a ‘bronze clapperless bell of the Han Chinese, used in state rituals’ […] the niu (‘handle’ or ‘loop’) […] is often more barrel-shaped, the crown and mouth being of a similar size’. No associated frame or beater.
Royal College of Music Museum
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- Measurements:Height: 210mm (254mm including loop). Mouth diameter 153mm.
- View the original record:http://museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk/collection/Details/collect/1756