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6"old Chinese Hongshan culture  bell
Old jade master carving beast statue

The Hongshan culture (simplified Chinese: 红山文化; traditional Chinese: 紅山文化; pinyin: Hóngshān wénhuà) was a Neolithic culture in the Liao river basin. Hongshan sites have been found in an area stretching from Inner Mongolia to Liaoning, and dated from about 4700 to 2900 BC.

The culture is named after Hongshanhou (simplified Chinese: 红山後; traditional Chinese: 紅山後; pinyin: Hóngshānhòu), a site in Hongshan District, Chifeng. The Hongshanhou site was discovered by the Japanese archaeologist Torii Ryūzō in 1908 and extensively excavated in 1935 by Kōsaku Hamada and Mizuno Seiichi.

Hongshan burial artifacts include some of the earliest known examples of jade working. The Hongshan culture is known for its jade pig dragons and embryo dragons. Clay figurines, including figurines of pregnant women, are also found throughout Hongshan sites.
Hongshan jade bell
Lekshmi Goddess Lucky bells

Size: 6"(14 cm) Total height.
Size of bells: 2"(5 cm) each.
Weight: 0.35 Kg approx.

She is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, andmoksha. 

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Lekshmi Goddess - pandantiv norocos

Dimensiune: 6 "(14 cm) Înălțime totală.
Dimensiune clopotei: 2" (5 cm) fiecare.
Greutate: aprox. 350 g.

Lekshmi este zeița hindusă a bogăției, a norocului și a prosperității (materiale și spirituale). 
Ea este soția și energia activă a Lordului Vișnu. 
Cele patru mâini reprezintă cele patru scopuri ale vieții umane considerate importante pentru modul hindus de viață - dharma, kāma, artha, andmoksha.

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Lekshmi Goddess
Jade bell carved during Liangzhu culture (c. 3300 – c. 2200). 
This centre took place in the Lake Tai District.
The jades of this period were primarily small items of personal adornment, such as small discs strung onto necklaces. 

Description:
long:97mm
wide:77mm
high(thickness): 18mm
weight: 180g
Liangzhu bell
60mm old jade bell.
It was probably used to protect the home.
Liangzhu culture (c. 3300 – c. 2200). This centre took place in the Lake Tai District.
The jades of this period were primarily small items of personal adornment, such as small discs strung onto necklaces.
Liangzhu jade bell
According to 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures called imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem elsewhere in Northern England the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. An angel appeared in the Angel Choir and ordered them to stop. One of the imps sat atop a stone pillar started throwing rocks at the angel whilst the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone allowing the second imp to escape. The imp that turned to stone, the Lincoln Imp, can still be found, frozen in stone, sitting atop his stone column in the Angel Choir.

I am pleased to offer here a delightful bronze bell derived from this historic legend. This is a nicely preserved example with a dark patina, complete with its original handle and clapper, cast in 17,th or 18,th century.
The bell is 2-5/8" in diameter and stands 4" in height. It weighs nearly nine ounces!
Lincoln imp
India - Bell with lyra support
Lyra bell
Clopot de bronz incizat cu motive florale si portretul lui Visnu.
Ceremonial bronze bell from India with flowersand Vishnu god
Panjabi bell
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
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