Chunyu and Yong Bells
Warring States Period
Both of these objects are suspended, clapperless bells. The chunyu, left, was originally used for military signals. It is suspended from a tiger loop, which is the traditional loop for this type of bell. The bell's characteristic shape, as seen here, features a swollen top above a tapering, elongated base.
The yong bell, right, was much more widely used. Sets of bells, graduated in size, were suspended from horizontal beams; these bell sets could reproduce a full diatonic scale and were played in both ritual and secular music. See the index entry on music for more examples.