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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ling (bell) with taotie mask in thread relief
8700 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.140

Burmese
Temple bell with twin crocodile handle and undeciphered inscription
20th century
Gift of Timothy L. Dickinson and Anja Lehmann
2002/2.236A&B

Iranian (Iranian)
Bell
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.425

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ling (bell)
8400 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.139

Malcolm Osborne
L'Oiseau de Bourges
1932
Gift of Carl Frederic Clarke
1949/1.77

Artist Unknown, India, Central or Southern India
Equestrian Figure: village hero on horseback smoking a hookah which is held in his left hand
17th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel
1976/2.67

Albert Kahn (American (North American))
Vendome
09/16/1891
Transferred from the College of Architecture and Design, 1972—Gift of the Family of Albert Kahn: through Dr. Edgar A. Kahn; Mrs. Barnett Malbin; Mrs. Martin L. Butzel
1972/2.544
This is one of a pair of Javanese bells.  A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle.  Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”
Indonesian
Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)
1500 – 1699
Museum Purchase
1957/2.54

Cache-Sexe
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.61

Charles Schlickum
View of a Town Square
1800 – 1869
Gift of Ralph R. Rupp, Ph.D, Emeritus Professor, The University of Michigan
1996/2.40
This is one of a pair of Javanese bells.  A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle.  Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”
Indonesian
Prayer Bell (Lontjeng) (One of a Pair)
1500 – 1699
Museum Purchase
1957/2.53
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