Two Hand Bells, anonymous, 1300 - 1600

Two Hand Bells, anonymous, 1300 - 1600

bronze (metal), h 15.5cm × d 7.8cm More details

The handbell, or ghanta, was sounded by priests during rituals. The cross with the flaming circle represents a cakra, a wheel that refers to the teachings of the Buddha. The top of the left bell is shaped like a vajra (thunderbolt).

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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