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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.

Credit: Gift of Herbert J. Harris, 1986...

Late 19th century
Metal, rosewood
1986.467.38a, b
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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