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Zheng with Cloud Pattern (Bronze duo with cloud pattern)

Well preserved. Made of Bronze. Silver grey colour on the surface. The body of the bell is slim and long with a near-round cross-section. The mouth (yu) is slightly curved. The body is quite thick and heavy. The handle (yong) is quite long and is solid in the middle. The top surface of the handle is quite big and is decorated with 4-petal flower and could patterns. The original turquoise inlays have fallen off. The handle has triangle patterns on the upper section and cloud patterns on the lower section. Cloud patterns also decorate the underside (wu). The original inlays have fallen off. The body of the bell has a plain design.

  • Measurements:Total height: 27.0cm, mid-body length: 13.5cm, horizontal diameter of the wu: 7.0cm, vertical diameter of the wu: 6.0cm, distance between the two sides of the centre of the gu: 7.1cm, thickness of the middle of the gu: 0.6cm. Diameter of the top surface of the handle: 3.2cm, distance between the two xian points: 8.0cm, length of the xian: 14.0cm. Weight?0.9kg, length of the yong: 12.5cm, diameter of the top of the yong: 1.7cm, diameter of the bottom of the yong: 2.15cm