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Handbell; rei

Rei, small handbell. The bell is of silver-plated brass. The long octagonal wooden handle, with a pierced metal sleeve at the top and bottom, tapers towards the base. The top of the handle is surmounted by a finial representing the vajra, thunderbolt.

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  • Materials:paint, wood, iron, copper alloy, plated metal
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.122 (Individual) clapper bells
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 240 mm x 53 mm