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My bronze bell with clapper was cast arround the end of first millenium A.D.
Local humidity created a nice patina.

The Khmer Empire, officially the Angkor Empire was the predecessor state to modern Cambodia ("Kampuchea" or "Srok Khmer" to the Khmer people), a Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia.
The history of Angkor as the central area of settlement of the historical kingdom of Kambujadesa is also the history of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Khmere bell
A levatine area bronze bell over 4000 years old.
The Eerly Bronze Age (EBA) in the Levant corresponds in Egypt to the late Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (EBI-II) and the Old Kingdom, extending across Dynasties 3-6 (EBIII). The latest urban phase of the EBA is therefore a contemporary of the so-called "Age of the Pyramids".
origin: Levant
Circa 3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.
An openwork design, visible corrosions.
H: 58 mm, 26mm diameter
Levantine area bell
A small bronze bell cast 2.000 years ago in Levant area (maybe  Syria), with an unique shape.

diameter: 16 and 8 mm

The Levant describes, traditionally, the Eastern Mediterranean at large, but can be used as a geographical term that denotes a large area in Western Asia formed by the lands bordering the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, roughly bounded on the north by the Taurus Mountains, on the south by the Arabian Desert, and on the west by the Mediterranean Sea, while on the east it extends towards the Zagros Mountains. The Levant includes modern Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, similar to the historic area called Syria or Greater Syria. Occasionally Cyprus, Sinai and Iraq are included. The UCL Institute of Archeology describes the Levant as the "crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeast Africa".
The term Levant was originally applied to the "Mediterranean lands east of Italy", from the Middle French word levant meaning "the Orient". Historically, the "trade on the Levant" between Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire was of great economic importance. An imprecise term, Levant refers to an area of cultural habitation rather than to a specific geographic region, and its meaning shifts according to historical and cultural reference and preference.
Levantine bell
Lorestân bronze bell - preceding the Persian Empire.
Cast in the Zagros Mountains  in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC.
Lorestan bell
Cast: II - III century
Pyramids of Kushite – Roman period
Meroitic kingdom Nile's Sixth Cataract
Meroë bell - Sudanic region
Antique Burmese bronze holy water pully bell, Mythical.
Double Cylinder Bell Bead Bronze
Old Bronze Collected In Thailand
Date: 14,th century

According to the source believers hold spiritual  associations as for more than a century, holy water  was carried to the upper chambers of the temple where ceremonies were performed.  Acquired in our travels years ago within Burma.   The giver described this item as made of hand worked  bronze by old ways forming the elegance and details of a sacred nature.  The sound made from the bells clappers were said to be sending a message to the believed higher spiritual sources to acknowledge such ceremonies. Beautiful aged patina, sound and workmanship of a symbolic nature.

Elegant aged patina rare authentic old  piece. 

measures 15.5x7.5cms, 309 grams
Mythical Burmese bell
A bell find in Pagan Kingdom - Burma, 10,th century A.D.
It was cast from white bronze, a very rare pcs and very expendive.
The clappers (one missing) are incised with floral motives, but is broken.
High: 4,3 cm, Large: 6,3 cm
Pagan Kingdom bell
Set of 8 Pre-Columbian bronze bells, pre 14th. century AD.
Sizes: Up to 7,5 cm. (2,95 inchs) for the largest bell.
Un clopoţel de argint de la curtea Regele Soare (Le Roi Soleil), Ludvic al XIV-lea.
Repousse bell
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