Global Art & Artifacts

Large Brass Hand and Singing Temple Bell with Dorje / Vajra on Handle. Striker. Tibet

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Detail:  Hard brass temple bell that serves as a singing bell / bowl.  At the tip of the handle is a Dorje (Tibetan name) or Vajra,  a sacred object.  A striker is included and – if you hold the bell by the handle – you can make it “sing” by rotating the wooden striker around the outside rim of the bell.  The bell also has a clapper so you can ring it to assemble folks for a prayer session or to call them for dinner.   Stand not included.  Circa mid- to late-1900’s.


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