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Model of a bell

5th - 4th century B.C.

Elaborate bronze bells were made to play ceremonial music, and some sets were buried with affluent owners when they died. This ceramic replica of a bronze bell may have been less expensive version made specifically for burial.

Stoneware with incidental ash glaze
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Timeless Grandeur: Art from China"
April 25, 2002 - June 12, 2005

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective", December 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009 (12/22/2007 - 7/26/2009)
Published ReferencesRobinson, James. "Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon," in Archaeology, Vol 40 No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1987), p. 56-59, illus on p. 59.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.