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Go up to the albums list Album 6. Zoomorphic bells (25 images, size 8.40 MB)
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Bell with Dragon and Pheonix
Acesta este darul Arhimandritului Teofil Paraianul pentru mine -proprietarul colectiei- cu ocazia vizitei private din 29 martie 2008 la Sfanta Manastire Sambata de Sus.
Clopot sfintit; bronz de la Muntele Athos - Grecia.
Bufnita Neagra - Black Owl bell
Clopotel de fier negru cu maner, Cerbul, o figurina zoomorfa antica, stilizata;
Tara de origine: Turcia, Ankara
Cadou de la colectionarul de clopotei, Dr. Florin Popovici
Cerbul Anatolian - The Anatolian Deer
- Name:		Big elephant  bell
- Description: 	A wonderfull bell design into a very nice ensemble.
- Total high:	22,0 cm;  inches;
- Bell H:	   3,5 cm;  inches;
- up size:		5,5 cm;  inches;
- base big diameter:	3,6 cm;  inches;
- base small diameter:	2,8 cm;  inches;

- Country of origin: China
- Acquired:	Acquisition.
China - Big elephant bell

China - Hare & Duck bells
a bronze zoomorphe bell, a gift from Patricia Lidia
China - Horse Bell
new bell with monkey symbol
this one I've got later as a 2008 Christmas gift from my love
China - Monkey bell

China - Small Elephant bell
- Name:		Turtle-Dragon bell
- Description: 	A wonderfull bell design into a very nice ensemble.
- Total high:	19,0 cm;  inches;
- Bell H:	   3,5 cm;  inches;
- up size:	  5,5 cm;  inches;
- base big diameter:	3,6 cm;  inches;
- base small diameter:	2,8 cm;  inches;

- Country of origin: China
- Acquired:	Acquisition.
China - Turtle-Dragon bell
clopotel zoomorf - zona Indochina
achizitionat de la Timisoara
Clopotel cu maimuta (monkey bell)
clopotel de bronz cu maner stilizat zoomorf
Cock bell - clopotel cu cocos

Eagle with bells

Frog bell
cast iron bell with dunghill cock.
Origin country: Germany
Cast: 19,th century
Germania - dunghill cock bell
clopot din India
cadou de la Aida
India - clopotei tigru cu spada

India - fish bell

Latin bell
decorative cast iron Bell
Madeira - Dog bell

Mexic - Silver Dolphin bell
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being "part man and part bull".
The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. 
The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

The term Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως (Minos) and the noun ταύρος "bull", translated as "(the) Bull of Minos". In Crete, the Minotaur was known by its proper name, Asterion, a name shared with Minos' foster-father.

"Minotaur" was originally a proper noun in reference to this mythical figure. The use of "minotaur" as a common noun to refer to members of a generic species of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20th-century fantasy genre fiction. (cf. Wikipedia)

A hand made bell cast in Greece, I got it as gift from my deat daughter Cora in 2016.
Minotaur bell
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