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Torah finials are used to decorate the top ends of the rollers in Judaica religion during torah reading.
Every finial is surrounded by six bells which hang down over the column.
The bells are important in that they recall the bells which were, like the pomegranates, hung from the High Priest's robe.
Height: 13 inch (aprox. 33cm)
Torah finials
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 (Wade-Giles romanization chung), Chinese clapperless bronze bells produced mainly during the late Zhou (c. 600–255 bc) dynasty and used as a percussion instrument in ancient China. Although the term also denotes the religious bells used daily in Buddhist temples.

Made of clay in Neolithic times, the zhong was crafted in bronze during the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1066 bc). In performance the early zhong was either held by hand or placed on a seat with its mouth upward and struck with a mallet. This kind of zhong is also called nao in order to differentiate it from the suspended type.

The suspended bells fall into two main categories: those with a straight handle plus a lug at the top, which are suspended slantwise on a wooden frame, are called yongzhong; those having a ring that allows for vertical suspension are called niuzhong. The earliest known yongzhong dates to the 10th century bc, and the earliest niuzhong to the 8th century bc. At the time, the shape of both the yongzhong and the niuzhong was not round but rather like a squashed cylinder or two tiles attached on three sides. A large and single zhong, usually of the bo variety (having a loop top, a flat bottom rim, and a rounder body shape), is considered a tezhong (“special bell”).

My temple bell was cast XIV century a.D. and is 33 cm tall.
Zhong - Temple bell
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