Vajra bell (Lontjeng) (one of a pair)Artist(s)IndonesianObject Creation Date16th century - 17th centuryMedium & SupportbronzeDimensions
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 LineMuseum PurchasePhysical 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 TypebellAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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