Permanent Collection

Eastern Chou (771 – 221 BC)


Set of Graded Po Bells with Coiled Ch’ih Dragon Décor

Resource Identifier:

R020023-020027

Description:

These fourteen po bells can be divided into two groups according to their size and decoration. In the large five bells coiled ch’ih dragons were employed while interlaced snakes decorate the smaller nine bells. These two sets of graded po bells are finely made and of excellent quality.

Date:

771-221 B.C.

Format:

Maximum height 47.6, minimum height 32.4 cm.

Coverage:

Tomb M1, Shan-pao-chen, Chi-hsien, Honan