A bronze ritual bell, ghanta 18th century
Lot 177
A bronze ritual bell, ghanta 18th century
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,371) inc. premium

Lot Details
A bronze ritual bell, ghanta
18th century
The dome cast with overlapping lotus petals interspersed with Tibetan bija syllables, above repeating vajra and dharmachakra motifs between beaded borders, the central shaft rising to the Buddha head crowned with lotus petals supporting the four-pronged half-vajra issuing from the jaws of makara dragons, incised four-character mark zuo er jie chang, the interior with a cast three-character mark. 30.2cm (11⅞in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an officer with the British forces in the 'China Expeditionary Force' 1900-1901, and thence by descent.
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