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Changsha Zhanggongling Duo (Flat stemmed bronze shortsword)

Generally well preserved. The wooden shank and clapper are lost. The body of the duo bell is short and wide, and is shaped like a combined pair of tiles. The mouth (yu) is nearly flat. Lattice patterns are cast on either side of the surface of bell, which are decorated with small studs inside the patterns.

  • Date:
    Mid-Warring States period
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    Hunan Museum
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:111.242 Bells
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  • Materials:Bronze
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242 Bells
  • Repository:Hunan Museum
  • Measurements:Total height?7.6cm, height of qiong: 1.6cm, length of qiong: 2.0cm, width of qiong: 1.5cm, horizontal diameter of the wu: 6.2cm, vertical diameter of the wu: 4.8cm, mid-body length: 5.6cm, distance between the two xian points: 7.2cm, distance between the two sides of the centre of the gu: 6.0cm, thickness of the bell: 0.30cm, weight: 0.07kg