Featured another asian? hand bell

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by JohnNL, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. JohnNL

    JohnNL Well-Known Member

    I bought this bell together with some other asian bronzes and african bracelet, 2 of which featured in previous threads. This bell is quite crude. For decoration there seem to be bunches of leafed branches on the bell itself? The handle is quite a bit off centre. Height about 8 cm, bronze.
    Anyone any thouhgts about where this bell might come from, what it would have been used for (temple?) and how old it might be?
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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Very nice bell (ghanta), but it has been 'antiqued' imo.
    This is for home ceremonies, and could be Balinese. The top looks like the Balinese stylised representation of Dewi Sri, the Rice Goddess, which you see everywhere in Bali.
  3. JohnNL

    JohnNL Well-Known Member

    Yes, the handle does look similar.
    Is the rest of the bell also in keeping with Bali? Or could that be from about everywhere?
    What does imo mean?
  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    In My Opinion.
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  5. JohnNL

    JohnNL Well-Known Member

    ah... :)
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  6. Chris Mount

    Chris Mount Getting there

    Dont worry john you are not the only one who looks these abbreviations and goes WHAT THE!
    I think it applies to anyone over 40
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I am quite a bit older than you, but thank you for the compliment.:)
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