About this object

A thick bell metal gong, made from a circular disc with a hole drilled through towards the top of the disc for a cord. The disc is decorated with a series of incised circles and two bands of dot and circle patterns.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion; Music/sound
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Early 20th Century
  • Materials
    Bell Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    238 mm; x 9 3/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

Object view = Humanities
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