Permanent Collection

Eastern Chou (771 – 221 BC)


Sets of Graded Po Bells with Interlaced Snake Decor

Resource Identifier:

R020028-020036

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 make and of excellent quality.

Date:

771-221 B.C.

Format:

Maximum height 30.4, minimum height 16.8 cm

Coverage:

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