Antique Bronze Temple Bell | Laos EBB75

$395.00

From Laos, this 19th century temple bell was cast in bronze in a simple dome shape. There is a good amount of wear at the rim where the clapper hits as well as at the loop from which the bell is hung. Expected oxidization is present, but otherwise the bell is in excellent condition without cracks and has a strong, clear ring tone. A custom built stand is provided for displaying the bell.

Availability: In stock

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. 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 bronze bells found in SE Asia.

Characteristics
Height (bell only): 11.5cm, 4.5 in
Diameter: 9.8 cm, 3.8 in
Weight: 662g (without stand)
Height of stand: 34.5cm, 13.6 in

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