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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.
Ming fashion bells
14-16th c. Ottoman Empire bronze bell.
41mm x 31mm x 30mm. 
Suspension loop is intact and 4.7mm diameter.
Ottoman bell
Romanian spherical bells
Romania - Zurgălăi
Zurgălău - Rusia - kolokol'chiki (колокольчики)

clopotel sferic cu decoratii florale.
dimensiune 2,9 mm diametru
origine Rusia
datat: sec. XVI - XVIII
provenienta: achizitie anticariat
Rusia - Kolokol'chiki
A Rusian crotal kolokol'chiki (колокольчики), bronze cast in XIX century.
It is unusual by its sizes, 70 mm diameter and 90mm high.
Russian crotal
Russian spherical bells kolokol'chiki (колокольчики)

This are sled bells.
Russian kolokol'chiki
Ancient viking pair bronze bells, artifacts found in the Viking fortification area of Dublin, Ireland.
Bells was cast before the end of the first millennium, A.D.
s. Viking crotals Ireland
5 Old African Brass Bells ~Spiral Pattern~ 
Beautiful  brass bells from Mali, Africa, handmade by Senufo people.
The Senufo are an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola[disambiguation needed] in Ivory Coast. 

Largest bell measures 2" to top of loop, smallest bell measures 1".
Each bell has a nice sound

Approximate age: 14th or early 15th century
Overall condition: Good. Some wear and casting imperfections.  Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Senufo Bells
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.
Tharu bell Nepal
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