Antique Bronze Temple Bell Burma EBB72

$525.00

This 19th century temple bell from Laos cast in bronze has a handsome naturally aged patina. There is a small hole in the upper surface of the bronze and substantial wear at the loop from which the bell hung. This bell has retained its original clapper (they are often lost and replaced with cheap alloy versions) and possesses a distinct ring tone. A custom built stand is provided for displaying the bell.

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Bronze 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.

At the temple, the gentle tinkling ring serves as a reminder of the Buddha’s endless compassion and deep wisdom.  Temple bells are also used to signal various activities to monks and nuns, including the time to rise, meditate, chant, eat, and rest. They are periodically replaced to accommodate new bells donated to the temple by devotees.

Characteristics
Height (bell only): 10cm, 3.93 in
Diameter: 7 cm, 2.75 in
Weight: 356g /12.5 ounces (without stand)
Height of stand: 27.5cm, 10.8 in
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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