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A large Japanese temple bell made of cast copper alloy, without clapper and with suspension loop (ryuzo). This bell is used to announce ceremonies in Buddhist temples and it is struck with an external hammer.

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  • Decorative elements:Decorated with raised nipples on upper part in vertical rows of three. Suspension loop in the shape of two combined dragon heads and hoju (wishing jewel).
  • Inscriptions:Chinese characters inscriptions on surface.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.121 (Individual) suspended bells struck from the outside
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 890mm; Diameter: 43mm