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Shaman bell - bronze from Nigeria
H: 18,5 cm
African Shaman bell
Renaissance altar bronze bell, approx. 1500 A.D. Florence, Medici family.
Purchased from an Antique shop in Italy.
Altar Triple bell
Clopotul lui Anubis este un clopotel de otel, infatisandu-l pe Zeul Sacal al Egiptului.
Origine: Cairo, Egipt.
Cadou de la Dr. Florin Popovici
Clopot al şamanilor din Benin - bronz, probabil sec XIX după patină.
Religia Yoruba cuprinde conceptele religioase și spirituale tradiționale și practica poporului yoruba. Localizarea sa este în sud-vestul Nigeriei și în zonele învecinate din Benin și Togo, cunoscute sub numele de Yorubaland.
Un cadou original şi preţios de la colega mea Nusia.

Benin Shaman Bell - Bronze cast probably in the 19th century after the patina.
The Yoruba religion comprises the traditional religious and spiritual concepts and practice of the Yoruba people. Its homeland is in present-day Southwestern Nigeria and the adjoining parts of Benin and Togo, commonly known as Yorubaland.
An original and precious gift from my colleague Nusia.
Benin Shaman bell
Painted clay Botswana doll with bells.
Botswana Doll with bells
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
Cadelnita - Vas de metal argintat , sustinut de trei lantisoare ce au pe ele 12 clopotei ce ii reprezinta pe cei 12 Apostoli.
Cadelnita argintata , 8 cm. latime , 15 cm. inaltime, 12 clopotei.

Censer - Silver bowl, supported by three thrusters that have 12 bells on them representing the 12 Apostles.
Silver cobblestone, 8 cm. width, 15 cm. height, 12 bells.
Vintage bronze bell, 5.25" high from Japan

DŌTAKU (銅鐸) are Japanese bells smelted from relatively thin bronze and richly decorated. 
Dotaku were used for about 400 years, between the second century B.C. and the second century C.E. (corresponding to the end of the Yayoi era), and were nearly only used as decorations for rituals. They were richly decorated with patterns representing nature and animals, among which the dragonfly, praying mantis and spider are featured. 
Historians believe that DŌTAKU were used to pray for good harvests, as the animals featured are natural enemies of insect pests that attack paddy fields.
(cf. Wikipedia)
Bell used in agricultural ceremonies. in India
Enjoy bell
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