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Bronze bracelet used by shaman during Senufo population ceremonial dances in Central Africa region.
Senufo 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 (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 (middle ghanta)

Tibet - driblu (small ghanta)
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism originated in Indian iconography. In ancient times, many of these same symbols were associated with the coronations of kings, but as they were adopted by Buddhism, they came to represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment.

Although westerners may be unfamiliar with some of the Eight Auspicious Symbols, they can be found in the art of most schools of Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Buddhism.
Tibet - Tingsha 8 auspicious
Dragons have been part of Chinese culture for at least 7,000 years. In China, dragons have long symbolized power, creativity, heaven, and good fortune. They are thought to have authority over bodies of water, rain, floods, and storms.

In time, Chinese Buddhist artists adopted the dragon as a symbol of enlightenment.
Tibet - Tingsha double dragon
The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy. 
It has variously been associated with concepts of "cosmic sound" or "mystical syllable" or "affirmation to something divine", or as symbolism for abstract spiritual concepts in the Upanishads.
Tibet - Tingsha OM black painted
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