About this object

A drilbu or bell used during Tibetan rituals and prayers. The bell is of bell metal and the casting of the decoration is very poor. A much older brass handle is attached, the face of the Bodhisattva is well worn, the crown is topped with a half vajra or dorje. The beater is made from a pieces of folded iron sheet.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    18th Century
  • Materials
    Rope; Bell metal; Brass; Iron
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Loan from Newbury Museum, 1955
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1910 before
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm; 6 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 1/8 in
  • Note
    Collection of Captain Olliver
Object view = Humanities
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