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

Chang Ku-nien
Hearing the Sound of a Distant Bell
1973
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.122

Tuareg
Horse Amulet
1900 – 1984
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1984/1.265
View of a rural schoolhouse with a bell on its front lawn.
Walker Evans (American (North American))
School with Separate Bell, Alabama
1936
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Lunn, Jr., in Honor of the Centennial of The Michigan Daily
1990/2.58
Bronze temple bell with traces of polychrome, text, and lowermost handle in shape of a pair of addorsed lions.  A decorated post threads through the space created by the back-to-back lions, on which an additional handle decorated with addorsed dragons is thread.  The open space created between the dragons' connecting tails is where part of a frame would pass through, suspending the bell above the ground.  This type of bell does not have a metal clapper, and is rung by striking with a wooden stick.
Burmese
Temple bell with handle of a pair of addorsed lions and a dragon
1907
Gift of Timothy L. Dickinson and Anja Lehmann
2002/2.237A-C
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
A very finely hollow cast bronze portrait sculpture of a seated figure, with the lotus dais and pointed monk's cap cast in one piece with the figure.<br />The monk is shown seated in the padmasana (lotus) pose, with each foot resting sole-upward on the opposite knee. In his right hand, he holds a vajra (a double-pronged scepter) and simultaneously makes the vitarka gesture for teaching. His left hand, resting on his lap, holds a bell. His costume consists of a dhoti, which is knotted high on his torso; a short-sleeved shirt, crossed over his chest and decorated with incised scroll patterns, with a fret design at the border; and an overrobe that wraps around his left shoulder and is draped over his right shoulder.  His face has a broad forehead, incised eyebrows in a high arch; downcast eyes, with leaf-shaped upper eyelids; a broad, flat nose; a sweet smile and full lips; and a narrow chin. His tall, pointed monk's cap, which completely hides his hair, has flaps that spread to reach his upper arms.
Portrait of an unidentified Tibetan lama (teacher)
Bequest of Thakur Rup Chand
1995/1.57
Wood base for a temple bell.
Burmese;Artist Unknown
Temple bell
20th century
Gift of Timothy L. Dickinson and Anja Lehmann
2002/2.237D

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Netsuke of dog and temple bell on a mat
19th century
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.40
Durga sits with her legs in a half lotus position, crossed in front of her, but not interlaced.  She has a narrow waist and rounded pointy breasts with broad shoulders.  Her front two hands hold a rosary (also in a reassuring gesture) and a pot. Her other hands fan out around her. Reading clockwise, she carries a wide assortment of weapons, an arrow, sword, feather, club, discus, trident and [?] on her right and conch, bell, noose, trident, club?, shield, bow and a kapala (skull cup).  She has large open eyes and a full mouth and nose.  She wears jewelry including necklaces and shoulder loops, armlets, bracelets and large floral earrings.  Her crown rest atop her head, but there are wing-like elements that fan out behind her ears.  She sits on a squared base with stylized lotus petals over simpler moldings. <br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Durga, seated, with sixteen arms
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.59
A splatter painted bird cage stand with a rounded top cage on top in red, green, orange, white and blue. There is mesh on one side of the bottom of the cage that is also splatter painted. Inside the cage hanging from the top is a small bell, part of an American flag and a replica of a human penis, painted black, hanging upside down.
Tyree Guyton (American (North American))
Untitled (bird cage, re-lynching)
1980 – 2010
Gift of H. David Zucca
2013/2.312
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