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Museum Quality Javanese Majapahit Hindu bronze temple Bell, 13th. c.

Museum Quality Javanese Majapahit Hindu bronze temple Bell, 13th. c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1492: Item # 1403383
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 $4,500.00 
A strictly museum quality bronze Temple Bell, indonesia, Java, Early Majapahit, late 13th. century AD.

The extremely elaborate Bell, topped by a simhavyala (lion-faced guardian) of fierce disposition. Size: ca. 25 cm. tall and weighing approx 2 kilogram.

Condition: Museum quality with exceptional aqua-coloured patina. Still with the gong inside present.

Reff. Compare another eastern Javanese temple bell in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum. 1987.142.172a,b. Also compare; P. Lunsingh Scheurleer and M. J. Klokke, "Divine Bronze. Ancient Indonesian Bronzes from AD 600 to 1600", fig 72 and 73, p. 124-125. See Christies Amsterdam|10 December 2002 auction lot 173 for a similar style Bell (our Bell more elaborate), selling at €7768.

Ex. Swedish Private Collection