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2003/114/5-3 Gong and beater, brass / cotton / wood, maker unknown, China, used by Yiu Ming Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1910-1990. Click to enlarge.

Gong with beater used by Yiu Ming Society

Made
  • 1910-1990
Circular brass gong with cotton rope handle threaded through two holes at the top. Chinese characters are painted in red on one side. Underneath is stamped in black Chinese characters and text in English. The wooden beater is painted white, red and green.

Summary

Object No.

2003/114/5-3

Object Statement

Gong and beater, brass / cotton / wood, maker unknown, China, used by Yiu Ming Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1910-1990

Physical Description

Circular brass gong with cotton rope handle threaded through two holes at the top. Chinese characters are painted in red on one side. Underneath is stamped in black Chinese characters and text in English. The wooden beater is painted white, red and green.

Production

Made

  • 1910-1990

Notes

The gong and beater were made in China. The Chinese characters record names of manufacturers.

History

Notes

The traditions associated with the lion dance were maintained in Sydney by the Yiu Ming Society through the twentieth century. The gong and beater were stored in the Society's rooms in Retreat Street, as it has been replaced with a new gong.

Cite this Object

Harvard

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Wikipedia

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