The "Ovidiu Oana" private bell collection
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A Valday bronze painted bell.

I got it from my nephiew aa a 2012 Christmas gift.
Andy Blaer bell
bronze bell

origin: India, Chola period (880-1279), late 10th - early 11th century

Apsaras are supernatural beautiful girls: they appear as young women of great beauty and elegance who are proficient in the art of dancing. They are the wives of the Gandharvas, court servants of Indra. They dance to the music made by their husbands, usually in the palaces of the gods, and entertain gods and fallen heroes. In their assignment as caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. Apsaras are said to be able to change their shapes at will, and specially rule over the fortunes of gaming and gambling. Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha and Tilottama are the most famous among them. Apsaras are sometimes compared to the muses of ancient Greece, with each of the 26 Apsaras at Indra's court representing a distinct aspect of the performing arts. Apsaras are associated with water; thus, they may be compared to the nymphs, dryads and naiads of ancient Greece. They are also associated with fertility rites. In Hinduism, the lower Apsaras are sometimes regarded as nature spirits who may lure men to their deaths; in this respect they may be compared to the Slavic Rusalki or the Greek sirens.
Apsara Statue Bell
My 2023 birthday present from my lovely friend Liana.
Biker bell
Indian bells with butterfly.

Gift from Gina Miclos.

China - The Bell of World Peace
Aceste clopote le-am primit cadou in august 2017 de la colegii mei din promoŇ£ia 1972 a Liceului RADU NEGREU din Fagaras cu ocazia reuniunii la 45 de ani de la absolvire.
Clopote Promotia 1972
Half fruit used as bell
Coconut bell

England - Bell with Street lamp handle
Commercial fleet of England, brass bell cast 1827
England - ship bell
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