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Amulet bell Faience Glazed, Egypt, VI BCE.

The Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt also known as the Nubian Dynasty or the Kushite Empire, was the last dynasty of the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt that occurred after the Nubian invasion.

The 25th dynasty was a line of pharaohs who originated in the Kingdom of Kush, located in present-day northern Sudan and Upper Egypt. Most of this dynasty's kings saw Napata as their spiritual homeland. They reigned in part or all of Ancient Egypt from 744–656 BC.
Amulet bell Egypt
bronze bell
origin: India, Chola period (880-1279), late 10th - early 11th century
Apsaras are supernatural beautiful girls: they appear as young women of great beauty and elegance who are proficient in the art of dancing. They are the wives of the Gandharvas, court servants of Indra. They dance to the music made by their husbands, usually in the palaces of the gods, and entertain gods and fallen heroes. In their assignment as caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shapes at will, and specially rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling. Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha and Tilottama are the most famous among them. Apsaras are sometimes compared to the muses of ancient Greece, with each of the 26 Apsaras at Indra's court representing a distinct aspect of the performing arts. Apsaras are associated with water; thus, they may be compared to the nymphs, dryads and naiads of ancient Greece. They are also associated with fertility rites. In Hinduism, the lower Apsaras are sometimes regarded as nature spirits who may lure men to their deaths; in this respect they may be compared to the Slavic Rusalki or the Greek sirens.
Apsara Statue Bell
A bronze bell cast in Armenia during XIV,th century, during the reign of Levon VI Lusinian (1374-1375), the last king of Cilicia.
Armenian Bell
A very old and unique bronze bell, cast in The Assyrian Kingdom, during Early Bronze Age or millenium II B.C. 
Total H: 50 mm, bell is 40 mm tall and 32 mm diameter at base.
find with an internal clapper, non attached.
Assyrian bell
Ancient Bronze Bell cast in Bactrian area around 2000 - 1700 BC.

The bell was found in the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (also known as the "Oxus civilization"), the modern archaeological designation for a Bronze Age culture of Central Asia, dated to c. 2200–1700 BC, located in present-day eastern Turkmenistan, northern Afghanistan, southern Uzbekistan and western Tajikistan, centred on the upper Amu Darya (Oxus River), an area covering ancient Bactria.
Bactrian bell
Bell with her double portrait of Buddha in meditation under the tree and effigy.
- Size: h = 4.5 cm
- Origin: Indochina
- Provenance: Antiquarian
- Cast date: sec. XIV - XVI a.D.
Buddha's meditation tree bell
Bronze bell cast arround the date of the Second Council of Nicaea met in 787
Bell high = 27 mm, [38mm total,  38mm dimeter at base], with a very nice patina, no clapper.
Byzantine bell
Black Sea area. Cast circa 500-400 BC. Ancient Celtic bronze bell Proto Money.
Rare example of the wide variety of Celtic bronze Proto-Money, used as currency before the introduction of the coins in the Eastern Danube region and the Black sea area by the Eastern Celts.
Beautiful patina.
Length: 22 mm.
Origin: aquisition from Ancient Caesar House US - 2009
Celtic Bell Proto Money
Clopoţei de bronz turnaţi de celţii dunăreni în sec. III - II BC

În decursul ultimelor cinci secole î.Hr. celții s-au răspândit în toată Europa Centrală. Astfel, există urme arheologice de așezări celte din secolul al III-lea î.Hr. și în spațiul carpato-dunărean, de exemplu în România, în Transilvania la Fântânele, Oradea, Ciumești, Silivaș, Apahida.

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Two bronze bells poured by the Danube Celts in 300 to 200 BC (uncleaned)

During the last five centuries BC Celts have spread throughout Central Europe. Thus, there are archaeological traces of Celtic settlements from the third century BC and in the Carpatho-Danubian space, for example in Romania, in Transylvania at Fântânele, Oradea, Ciumeşti, Silivaş, Apahida.
Celtic bronze bells
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