Two Bells, anonymous, c. 700 - c. 800

Two Bells, anonymous, c. 700 - c. 800

bronze, h 19.5cm × d 14.0cm More details

These ritual bells were suspended in frames or from chains, and rung by being struck with a stick. In Buddhist rituals they serve to draw the devotees’ attention, while in Hindu ceremonies they invite the presence of the deity. The bull surmounting the large bell is associated with the Hindu deity Shiva.

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