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Temple bells

1998.224.1-2 (RS23627)

Description

Five graduated temple bells(1) w/ lacquered decoration and hammer(2) w/ red tassel; bells painted w/ black background and dragon of teal and gold; red cord connects bells together. Diameters (in inches) of bells in descending order: 8 1/2, 7, 6 1/2, 5, 4 1/4

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900
Inscriptions
Etched on side of hammer: [Chinese inscription?]
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
cord (fiber product)
hand-painted
lacquering
leather
painting (image-making)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Sound Communication T&E
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
BELL
bells (idiophones)
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cord
cord (fiber product)
Dragon
figure- and animal-derived motifs
hand-painted
Lacquered
lacquering
leather
Leather
Oriental
Orientalism
Painted
painting (image-making)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
A.A. Vantine & Co.
Dimensions
34 (H), 8.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.224.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19873

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