Ritual bell, anonymous, after -482

Ritual bell, anonymous, after -482

casting, h c.58.5cm × w c.42cm × d c.34.5cm × w 44kg More details

This bell once formed part of a large set attached to a wooden frame by their dragon handles. Two separate tones could be produced by striking the bell in two different places – in the middle and at an angle on the side. The knobs are decorated with a beast restraining a bird. The meaning of this motif is not clear.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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