Showing results

Hide images


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.

  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:
  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 210mm (254mm including loop). Mouth diameter 153mm.