Citation"Ritual Bell (Bo zhong) with Decoration of Interlaced Dragons, Coiled-Snake Bosses, and with Openwork Handle in the Form of Confronting Felines atop Snakes
, 1943.52.181,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 26, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/204361.
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Around the base of the cylinder is a horizontal row of complicated geometric and curling designs. Above this there is a central vertical panel running down the middle with patterns of small bumps, which is flanked by horizontal lines of large raised swirls which alternate with panels of small bump pattern decoration. The cylinder is topped by two symmetrical creatures with long curling bodies. They face each other and their scaled bodies curl away towards the edge of the cylinders, creating complex knots and tangling with what seems to be another pair of long scaled creatures which face away from the center.