Zhong (bell), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (5th–3rd century B.C.) China

Bell (Zhong)

Bell (Zhong) Period: Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period B. Culture: China Medium: Bronze Dimensions: H. 10 in.

The design of the manhole cover is of Dotaku, bronze bells from the late Yayoi Period (2nd and 3rd centuries) and reflect the large number of archeological sites associated with this ancient part of Japan.    Not much is known for sure about dotaku, though they were probably ritual objects used in early agricultural rites, and that they were introduced, like so much in early Japan, from Korea.

Dotaku - Japanese bronze bells from the late Yayoi Period, Hikawa archeological site. Their design is also found on more modern manhole covers.

Anonymous   Dotaku, Yayoi period, circa 2nd century  Archaeological artifact, Bronze, 43 x 13 in.

Anonymous Dotaku, Yayoi period, circa century Archaeological artifact, Bronze, 43 x 13 in.

Asian Dotaku bell that was meant to be worshiped and looked at instead oh heard. high relief designs, cording and knotting

Asian Dotaku bell that was meant to be worshiped and looked at instead oh heard. high relief designs, cording and knotting

Dotaku from Uzumoridai, Kobe city 1st -2nd Cent.    (Tokyo National Museum)

Treasure finds: Bronze bells and magical mirrors

Bronze Bells were especially treasured by the Yayoi people — they were regarded as cult objects, ceremonial treasures. When the Japanese beg.

古代的青铜器究竟是什么颜色的? - 知乎

古代的青铜器究竟是什么颜色的? - 知乎

LL_C0023934.jpg (863×1131)

LL_C0023934.jpg (863×1131)

Japan: Kofun caves

Japan: Kofun caves

銅鐸(どうたく) 青銅製 伝香川県出土 高42.7 弥生時代(中期) 前2-前1世紀 国宝

銅鐸(どうたく) 青銅製 伝香川県出土 高42.7 弥生時代(中期) 前2-前1世紀 国宝

Загадки древней истории. Страна восходящего солнца

Загадки древней истории. Страна восходящего солнца

Загадки древней истории. Страна восходящего солнца

Загадки древней истории. Страна восходящего солнца

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