Antique Bronze Temple Bell Laos EBB73

$325.00

This 19th century temple bell from Laos cast in bronze has a great deal of wear, especially the loop from which the bell hung, which appears to have worn all the way through and been repaired a long time ago. These authentic old Laotian temple bells are rarely seen nowadays.

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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. There are no cracks or holes in the bell wall but the original clapper was replaced some time ago which is very often the case. A custom built stand is provided for displaying the bell.

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 periodically replaced to accommodate new bells donated to the temple by devotees.

Dimensions
Height (bell only): 10cm, 3.93 in
Diameter: 7 cm, 2.75 in
Weight: 444g (without stand)
Height of stand: 27.5cm, 10.8 in
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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