Antique Bronze Temple Bell with Garuda and Hanuman
Size: 8 ½ x 3 inches (22 x 7.5 cm). Weight: 0 lb 12 oz (350 grams)
This antique bronze hand bell was formerly used by a priest on ritual and ceremonial occasions. The rung note is a high sixth octave A6 (1798Hz).
The top of this bell features a plinth with 9 nagas, a praying Garuda on the left and praying Hanuman on the right (the figures are much better defined than the photos suggest).
This bell was individually cast by the lost wax method and is therefore a unique one-off item. It is in good structural condition, 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.