From: Tibet | Chamdo

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Ghanta
Object Number 32-47-5
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet | Chamdo
Period 19th Century
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silver | Brass
Iconography Human Head | Crown
Inscription Language Tibetan Language

Bell. Silver ornamented with brass. Relief ornamentation. Handle in the form of a human head crowned with a half vajra. Vajrayana priests sound bells to honor deities during rituals. Bells also symbolize prajna, the ability to see reality clearly through meditation.

Height 19 cm
Width 10 cm
Credit Line Academy of Natural Science / University Museum Expedition to Southwest China and Tibet; Gordon T. Bowles, 1932
Other Number 10 - Other Number

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