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Japanese Antique Bronze Temple Bell Buddhist Bonsho

Japanese Antique Bronze Temple Bell Buddhist Bonsho


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 1447138
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 $1,600.00 
An antique Japanese bronze temple bell known as a Bonsho with a carrying handle depicting diverging dragon heads called Ryuzu. The upper protrusions called chi chi or nye improves the resonance of sound. There are two opposing striking panels called Tsuki-za upon which the bell should be struck for the best and longest sound. Large bells such as this one are found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan and they are used to summon the monks to prayer.

Dimensnions: 21" High by 12 1/4" Diameter