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Bianzhong with Four-column Studs (Bronze bell)

Preserved in good condition. Made of bronze with green on the surface. This instrument features the common characteristics of a bronze bell with a four-column stud design. The bell has a fairly large shape and structure. The tubular handle (yong) is quite short, hollow in the middle, and is not connected with the inside of the bell. There is a small horizontal rod on one end of the handle. The front and back of the body have a total of 48 studs of three-tiered columnar shape, placed in 4 rows. The mouth (yu) has lips. The rest of the body has a plain design.

  • Measurements:Total height: 52.5cm, mid-body length: 34.9cm, horizontal diameter of the wu: 24.7cm, vertical diameter of the wu: 11.7cm, distance between the two sides of the centre of the gu: 13.0 cm, thickness of the middle of the gu: 1.2cm, thickness of the sides of the gu: 1.3cm, length of the yong: 12.6cm, diameter of the yong: 4.5-4.7cm, distance between the two xian points: 28.6cm, length of the xian: 40.2cm, height of each stud: 2.0cm, weight: 6.9kg