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Temple bell

Cast copper alloy temple bell with a handle/suspension loop on the top, and no clapper, as these bells are struck from the outside with an external beater.

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  • Decorative elements:Suspension loop with cast stylized double-dragon. The bell's surface is decorated with panels of star constellations.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.121 (Individual) suspended bells struck from the outside
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Diameter: 143mm