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Go up to the albums list Album 4. Spherical bells (Crotals & Tiger bells) (24 images, size 9.89 MB)
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- Name:		My Tiger Bells
- Description: 	
- The big bell from Myanmar is type D (without Wang symbol);
- The medium one is from China, type A (with Wang symbol);
- The small is from Thailand, type A (with Wang symbol);
a. Tiger bells
The Qin state was named because the people of its homeland were called the Qin. The Qin's strength had been consolidated by Lord Shang Yang during the Warring States Period, in the 4th century BCE. In the early third century BCE, the Qin accomplished a series of swift conquests; the state subjugated the Chu, remnants of the Zhou Dynasty, and various other states to gain undisputed control of China.
b. Lucky bell
The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the Great Ming Empire – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty. The Ming dynasty was the last imperial dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese.
c. Ming fashion bells
The Liao dynasty, also known as the Liao Empire, officially the Great Liao (大遼; 大辽; Dà Liáo), or the Khitan (Qidan) State, was an empire in East Asia that ruled from 907 to 1125 over present-day Northern and Northeast China, Mongolia and portions of the Russian Far East and North Korea.
d. Liao Horse Bells
A pair ancient China bronze bell old dragon head bronze bells.
5.2cm*4.1cm*3.9cm	
Cast arround XIV century.
e. Ming Dragon bells
Vintage Collectible Antique bronze Bell Made In India
The bell is about 2.7" tall and 2.6" in diameter at the bottom.
Has some carving on it that are colored in red and black. 
The paint has began to chip but in my opinion judging by the way this bell is made it's pretty old, aprox. 16,th century
f. Elephant bell
This antique ethnic metal bell pendant originates from Nepal, cast aprox XII-XIV,th century.
The pendant measures 5 cm by 3.5 cm by 3 cm. Its weight is 60 gram.

Traditional Tharu worship various gods in the form of animals such as dogs, crow, ox and cows. Such gods are seen in Hinduism. Every village has their own deity, commonly known as Bhuinyar. Tharu in East Nepal call their deity Gor-raja.
Most Tharu households own a statue of a traditional god. Family members often offer animal's blood sacrifices to appease the god. Animals such as pigeons and chickens are used for sacrificial purposes. Milk and silk cloth are also used. Many Tharu would also use the blood of one of the male members in the family for such rituals. Such rituals are conducted through ceremonies, and superficial cuts are made forehead, arms, throat, legs, and/or chest.

The gods are believed to have the ability to heal diseases and sickness. According to traditional legend, gods are given a bhakal, a promise of something, on condition that the sickness is cured, in any events of misfortunes, plagues and horror dreams. A relative's death is an event of great significance among Tharu, and rituals conducted varies in accordance to regions.

Tharu would approach shamans as doctors, known as Guruba. Such shamans use Buddhist medicines to cure illness. Shamans will also try to appease gods through incantations, beating drums and offering sacrifices. The Tharu believe sickness comes when the gods are displeased, and the demons are at work.
g. Tharu bell Nepal
Islamic bell from Pakistan, sec. XV-XVI
h. Islamic bell Pakistan
14-16th c. Ottoman Empire bronze bell.
41mm x 31mm x 30mm. 
Suspension loop is intact and 4.7mm diameter.
i. Ottoman bell
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