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

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  • Decorative elements:Loop cast in the shape of a long dragon. Cast hoju (wishing jewel) pattern around the bell surface.
  • Inscriptions:Chinese characters inscriptions around lower rim.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.121 (Individual) suspended bells struck from the outside
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 300mm; Diameter: 205mm