Antique Bronze Temple Hand-Bell with Trishula
Size: 9 ½ x 4 inches (24.5 x 10 cm). Weight: 1 lb 9 oz (723 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 very powerful sixth octave E6 (1306Hz).
The top of this bell features a Trishula or trident; a divine Hindu symbol said to remove the troubles of the past, present and future. It is the three pronged spear and weapon the god Shiva uses to fight off negativity.
This bell was individually cast by the lost wax method and is therefore a unique one-off item. It is larger and heavier than usual for this type of bell, and it appears that it was once gilded. It dates from the 19th Century and is in good structural condition. It was sourced in Nepal. many years ago.
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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