Antique Bronze Temple Bell with Cobras & Garuda Top
Size: 7 x 2 ½ inches (18 x 6.5 cm). Weight: 0 lb 12 oz (337 grams)
This is a nice example of an antique bronze hand bell that was formerly used by a priest on ritual and ceremonial occasions. The rung note is an excellent sixth octave B6 (1192Hz).
The top of this bell features the praying Hindu God, the mythical Garuda bird, with outstretched wings. He is accompanied by a protective naga on either side and a huge cobra overhead.
This bell was individually cast by the lost wax method and is therefore a unique one-off item. It dates from the 18th Century and is in good structural condition but with much of the fine detail worn smooth with centuries of daily ringing. This type of wear generally adds to a bell’s authenticity and desirability. It was sourced in Nepal.
Antique bronze Temple Bells of this type and quality are few and far between, and are highly prized by religious practitioners, shaman, yogis, healers and sound therapists, as well as bell collectors.
When you buy, handle, and ring this antique ritual bell you can be confident that it is a genuine and revered holy instrument that has played an important part in countless sacred rituals and ceremonies for at least 100 years. It is a fascinating and beautiful object in its own right, with the look and feel of antiquity…but perhaps more interestingly, when it is rung one can sense the spiritual energy, power and purpose with which it is imbued, and the present ineffably connects to the past.