Bronze temple bell 梵鐘 (bonshô)

Price:  2.800,00

Large and heavy bronze temple bell 梵鐘 (bonshô) of traditional shape with an appealing echoing sound when struck.

The handle at the top 竜頭 (ryûzu) in the shape of two mirrored dragon heads in great detail. The distinctly formed bosses 乳 (chi) around the upper part of the bell are set in three rows of four.

One of the cartouches with a dated inscription in name of the commissioner; dated during an auspicious day in the first month of Shôwa 7 (Anno 1932) 昭和七年一月吉日. The commissioner originates from the village Yukahashi 行橋町, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Height 68.5 cm, Diameter 33.5 cm.
Weight 35.6 kg.

In a very good original condition with minimal traces of wear conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Bonshō (梵鐘, Buddhist bells), also known as tsurigane (釣り鐘, hanging bells) or ōgane (大鐘, great bells) are large bells found in Buddhist temples throughout Japan, used to summon the monks to prayer and to demarcate periods of time. (From Wikipedia)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B4558


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