Ghanta. Tibet bell with handle, 20th Century


Bronze bell with internal clapper called dril-bu (tib) or ghanta (skt). Handle is surmounted with half rdo-rje (tib) or vajra (skt) with five points and central part is ornated with one crowned face atop bumpa abundance vase (tib). Bell’s head is decorated with eight lotus petals framing eight seed-syllables. Upper part of waist is encircles with rdo-rje or horizontal vajra surrounded by two beaded rows. Central waist is encircled with band of monster heads “glory mask” and garlands. One rdo-rje barrier or vertical vajra, also between two beaded circles and encircling yoke.

Tibet, 20th Century

Height: 14,5 cm (5-3/4 in.) - Diameter: 7,7 cm (3 in.).

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013041238