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Vajra Bell (Ghanta)

Asian Art

The ghanta, or priest's bell, and the vajra, or thunderbolt, are two of the most important Buddhist ritual objects. In this piece, the two are combined, with the vajra surmounting the handle.

MEDIUM Bronze
DATES 10th-11th century
DIMENSIONS 6 3/16 x 2 1/8 in. (15.7 cm)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 79.184
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
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