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Kin

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Japan
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Metal, rosewood
Dimensions:
Stand: H. 116.8 cm (46 in.) Bell: H. 33 cm x Diam. 38.7 cm (13 x 15 1/4 in)
Classification:
Idiophone-Struck-bell-without clapper
Credit Line:
Gift of Herbert J. Harris, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.467.38a, b
Not on view
This type of bell is technically known as a resting bell because it is supported on a stand rather than being suspended. It differs from a gong because it vibrated most strongly at the edges, whereas a gong vibrates mot strongly at the center.
Herbert J. Harris
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