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Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Bozhong as a ‘single bell […] of medium size […] and suspended in a wooden frame’. It also describes a Zhong as a ‘bronze clapperless bell of the Han Chinese, used in state rituals’. This example is highly decorated with a double-headed lizard or dragon acting as the loop by which the bell is suspended from its frame. The wooden frame is elaborately carved with two dragons, their bodies entwined around the arms of the arch and an ornamented sphere. No associated beater.

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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Bell diameter: 173mm. Frame 427mm high by 465mm wide.