Antique Bronze Temple Bell Laos EBB76

$395.00

This is antique temple bell from Laos was cast in bronze with simple decoration. There is significant wear at the rim and the loop from which the bell was hung. There is some oxidization but otherwise the bell is in excellent condition, without cracks, and has a loud, resonant 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. Bells 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): 9cm, 3.5 in
Diameter: 8 cm, 3 in
Weight: 312g (without stand)
Height of stand: 29cm, 11.4 in
Material: bronze
Period: 19th century

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