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Temple bell. A large crotal or pellet bell made of thin brass, in the form of two cups joined by wide metal rim. A narrow slit on the face of the lower half joins two small heart-shaped holes. The bell contains several pellets. At the top of the bell is a small disc and a brass ring attached to a red silk cord. An old label on the bell reads: 'Bell hung at temples; the/worshipper jingles it before he/says his prayer: C.H. _'

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  • Materials:FI, copper alloy
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:112.13 Vessel rattles
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 155 x 125 mm