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Bells on patriarchal vestments, as described in the Old Testament (21 pcs)
Material: gold brass metal (copper and zinc alloy)
The size of bead caps: approximately 10.4mm (diameter) x 12mm (deep)
Color: gold, antique finish 

Exodus 28:33 
"And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about"

Exodus 39:25 
And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates; 
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the robe, alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (NASB) Ex. 39:25-26
Bells on patriarchal vestments

Four Apostles bell

India - Bell with lyra support
clopot de bronz incizat cu motive florale si portretul lui Visnu
India - Panjabi bell
According to 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures called imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem elsewhere in Northern England the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. An angel appeared in the Angel Choir and ordered them to stop. One of the imps sat atop a stone pillar started throwing rocks at the angel whilst the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone allowing the second imp to escape. The imp that turned to stone, the Lincoln Imp, can still be found, frozen in stone, sitting atop his stone column in the Angel Choir.

I am pleased to offer here a delightful bronze bell derived from this historic legend. This is a nicely preserved example with a dark patina, complete with its original handle and clapper, cast in 17,th or 18,th century.
The bell is 2-5/8" in diameter and stands 4" in height. It weighs nearly nine ounces!
Lincoln imp

Pommerania bell
A bronze temple bell, acquisition from Brasov.
28 cm toll, very nice patina.
Six Dragons Bell

St. Peter's Bell
The four apostles bell is cast from bronze for religious service in altars in Christian churches.
The names are Lvcas, Johannes, Matthevs and Marcvs.
It is the gift of my friends Monica and Oana on the occasion of the 2017 revival after 20 years of delay ...
The bell of the four Apostles
- Name:		Prier bell (Ghanta)
- Description: 	Bronze bell with crone on a handle top.
Tibet - driblu ( or big ghanta)
clopot de bronz cu reliefuri specifice.
manerul este o jumatate de dorje - obiect de cult specific tibetan cu portretul lui Buddha
cadou de la naiada - Craciun 2007
Tibet - Driblu (or middle ghanta)

Tibet - driblu (or small ghanta)

Tibet - Tingsha 8 auspicious

Tibet - Tingsha double dragon with Dorje

Tibet - Tingsha OM black painted

Valdai and Kasimov bell

Zhong - Temple bell

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