A Buddhist monastery bell made of cast copper alloy, suspended along with decorative/symbolic plaques and ring on decorative wooden stand. The bell has a circular base and no clapper, as these bells are struck with an external beater. The bell is engraved with foliage patterns, including two dragons. The ring is engraved with floral and foliage design on one side, and dragons and clouds on the opposite. L-shaped plaque with two major constellations(?) and other probable astronomic symbols(?). The base of the stand has decorative geometric patterned lattice-work (broken). The top of stand has decorative curvaceous scrolls.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:111.242.121 (Individual) suspended bells struck from the outside
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- Inscriptions:Part of a hand-written label stuck inside bell, which is in Burmese(?) script.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.121 (Individual) suspended bells struck from the outside
- Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
- Measurements:Height: 710mm; Width: 356mm; Depth: 182mm