19thC Burmese Bronze Temple Gong EUO113

$395.00

Made from hand hammered bronze, this small antique temple gong is from Inle Lake, Burma. It was once used at a Buddhist temple to announce special days of the Buddhist calendar and call monks to chant Pali sutras. It possesses a handsome patina and is in excellent condition with no dents, cracks or holes.

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When struck moderately with the old soft mallet included, the gong emits a high subtle note. Genuine antique bronze temple gongs are exceedingly difficult to locate nowadays while reproduction gongs are common. The gong has been hung from a quality custom built stand made of wood and metal with a velvet undersurface. A certificate of authenticity will be provided with this artifact.

Characteristics
Diameter: 23cm, 9 in
Height: 38.5cm, 15 in
Height on Stand: 48cm, 19 in
Weight with Stand: 4 kg
Provenance: Inle Lake, Burma
Period: Mid 19th Century

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