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Bell (ritual with vajra finial). Made of bronze.
- Production date
- 13thC (?)
Diameter: 6 centimetres
Height: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Appears on a duplicate engraving (08.052) of Raffles' "The History of Java", at the Royal Asiatic Society, in the Baker Collection. Printed caption: "From Casts in Brass & found in the District of Kedu./London. Published by Black, Parbury & Allen. Leadenhall Street 1817." The bell is on the right of the middle row of the page.
Bronze bell with handle shaped like Vajra, (one arm missing). Body adorned with grotesque masks in relief, connected by garlands festooned from one to the other No clapper.
Raffles collection. Figured Pl.80. Raffles’Java
Presented by the Executor of lady Raffles.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 29 Jan-May, Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles in Southeast Asia
2019-2020 Sept-Jan, Gallery 91, Sir Stamford Raffles
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