Buddhist Temple Bell
On View: Asian Galleries, Southwest, 2nd floor
Buddhist temples throughout the world employ large bells and gongs to call the faithful to prayer, to mark time, to ward off enemies of the religion, and to inspire the listener with their deep, reverberating tones. Korean temple bells feature a dragon on the top, wrapped around a tubular element that helps to enhance the bell’s sound.
Lent by the Carroll Family Collection
Buddhist Temple Bell, 12th-13th century. Bronze, height: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm). Lent by the Carroll Family Collection, L2021.3.11 (Photo: , CUR.L2021.3.11.jpg)
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