Antique Bronze Burmese Temple Bell EBB70

This bell is a late 19th century temple bell from Burma cast in bronze in a simple, elegant style.  There is some oxidization present but otherwise the bell is in excellent condition and has a lovely ring tone. The bell is hung from a custom built stand. Genuine antique temple bells are seldom seen nowadays.

Temple bells such as this are often found suspended on the eves of pavilions around temples in SE Asia and are said to attract the attention of the deva of the Tavatimsa Heaven. They are periodically replaced to accommodate new bells donated to the temple by devotees.

At the temple, the gentle tinkling ring serves as a reminder of the Buddha’s endless compassion and deep wisdom.  They are also used to signal various activities to monks and nuns, including the time to rise, meditate, chant, eat and rest. They are rarer than other forms of bells found in SE Asia.

Height:  8cm, 3.14 in
Diameter:  4.9cm, 2 in
Weight: 194g (without stand)
Material: bronze
Period: Late 19th century
Height of stand: 22.5cm, 8.9 in

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