Antique Bronze Temple Bell with Nandi
Size: 7 ¾ x 4 ¼ inches (19.5 x 10.5 cm). Weight: 1 lb 7 oz (647 grams)
This is a fine example of an antique bronze hand bell that was formerly used by a priest on ritual and ceremonial occasions. The rung note is a high seventh octave D7 (2357Hz). The top features Nandi, the sacred bull of the Hindu god Shiva…his animal form and means of transportation.
This bell was individually cast by the lost wax method and is therefore a unique one-off item. Nandi appears to be a different alloy and was probably cast separately, and then attached to the bell’s shaft. It is excellent quality, much heavier than most bells of this type, and in exceptionally fine condition. It dates from the 19th Century and 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.
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