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Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)

Accession Number
1957/2.54

Title
Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)

Artist(s)
Indonesian

Object Creation Date
16th century - 17th century

Medium & Support
bronze

Dimensions
11 15/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 4 7/16 in (30.32 cm x 11.27 cm x 11.27 cm);11 15/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 4 7/16 in (30.32 cm x 11.27 cm x 11.27 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Physical Description
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.”

Primary Object Classification
Metalwork

Primary Object Type
bell

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
bell
bells (idiophones)
bodhisattva
bronze (metal)
faces
faces (animal components)

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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