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Pair of bells (xing'er)

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Music: Three tones (performed by Darcy Kuronen)

Inscription

Painted inside boss of both bells: [one Chinese character]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Diameters 6.3 cm, heights 2.3 cm (Diameters 2 1/2 in., heights 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2129a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones