Vajra Bell (Ghanta)
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.
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Vajra Bell (Ghanta), 10th-11th Century. Bronze, 6 3/16 x 2 1/8 in. (15.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 79.184. Creative Commons-BY
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