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Bells on patriarchal vestments, as described in the Old Testament (21 pcs)
Material: gold brass metal (copper and zinc alloy)
The size of bead caps: approximately 10.4mm (diameter) x 12mm (deep)
Color: gold, antique finish 

Exodus 28:33 
"And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round about"

Exodus 39:25 
And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates; 
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the robe, alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe for the service, just as the LORD had commanded Moses. (NASB) Ex. 39:25-26
Patriarchal vestments

Pommerania bell
Bronze bell from Peru - South America, precolumbian period, aprox 1300 - 1400
Peru - The Cradle of Inca Civilization is an area in which live more than 350 species of birds and 150 species of reptiles, therefore their presence in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples is a significant one.

As religion, the supreme leader was undoubtedly the king, called "INCA" (son of the Sun god Inti). However, it was a very hierarchical society. Still choose the most noble men as priests, appointed hullac umac, which were the highest in rank. After they were and others who are subjected to the higher rank than them. The priests made sacrifices, prayed on behalf of the faithful, heard confessions of people and were responsible for certain rituals and ceremonies in honor of the gods.

A possible representation of the founders Manco Capac and his brothers as reptiles comes from the legend that the sons of heaven were sent to earth where they materialize coming out of the cave, or from a lake, both recognized as reptilian media par excellence.
Pre-Columbian lizard bell
Bronze bracelet used by shaman durng ceremonial dances
Senufo brass bracelet
A bronze temple bell, acquisition from Brasov.
28 cm toll, very nice patina.
Six Dragons Bell

St. Peter's Bell
- Name:		Prier bell (Ghanta)
- Description: 	Bronze bell with crone on a handle top.
Tibet - driblu ( or big ghanta)
clopot de bronz cu reliefuri specifice.
manerul este o jumatate de dorje - obiect de cult specific tibetan cu portretul lui Buddha
cadou de la naiada - Craciun 2007
Tibet - Driblu (or middle ghanta)

Tibet - driblu (or small ghanta)

Tibet - Tingsha 8 auspicious

Tibet - Tingsha double dragon

Tibet - Tingsha OM black painted
The bell depict a Japanese ogre (oni).
Onigawara are a type of ornamentation in Japanese architecture.
Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple was finalised in 754.
The name Tōdai-ji (東大寺) is written on the bell reverse.
The bell is 3" tall and made from black clay.

"Amuleta norocoasă Căpcăunul de la Tōdai-ji"
Clopotul are desenat pe o faţă un căpcăun japonez (oni), o făptură mitică.
Onigawara este un tip de ornamentaţie în arhitectura japoneză.
Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Templul Mare de Est) este un templu budist, care a fost odată unul dintre cele șapte mari temple puternice, situate în orașul Nara, Japonia. Templul a fost finalizat în 754.
Numele Tōdai-ji (東大寺) este scris pe spatele clopotului.
Clopotul este confecţionat din argilă neagră şi are 7,62 cm înălţime.
Tōdai-ji 'Onigawara' ogre

Valdai and Kasimov bell
Clopot de bronz. 
Totem din cultura YORUBA (Nigeria centrală). Turnat probabil secolele. 18 - 19.
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.

Bronze bell. Totem from the YORUBA culture (Central Nigeria). Probably cast 18th - 19th centuries.
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.
Yoruba bell

Zhong - Temple bell
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