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A roughly cast brass bell with an interlocking key design around the skirt of the bell. A piece of thin brass wire is attached to the loop at the top of the bell. The clanger is made of iron.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Late 19th Century
  • Materials
    Brass; Iron
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 28 March 1913
  • Measurements
    60 mm x 50 mm; 2 3/8 in x 1 15/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 226:
    Per Barmiak Lama on 28th March 1913. Bell hung on neck of riding pony or mule. Chinese lettering on it, to bring good luck.
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  • List of Curios

    Bell, Charles Alfred

    Author: Bell, Charles Alfred
    Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance (including where and who he acquired from) and the person responsible for giving him the information. The process of writing the inventory began in December 1912 and continued until the late 1930s.

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