It is difficult to ascertain the bells origin, but the oldest units we possess are Chinese and date from the first millennium BC.
Its elaborate shape and tuning suggest that these instruments had achieved an advanced level of musical performance.
Chung bells were used to announce the king’s arrival or the beginning of Buddhist or Cadoist ceremonies. Instrument made of bronze.
It includes mallet.
Size: Approx 23cm x 12cm / 9” x 5”