Object Record

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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Bethany Theological Seminary Collection
Catalog Number 94.18.143
Date 1778
Description Two cast bronze Buddhist temple bells, Chinese, Qing Dynasty. Hollow bowl forms. Both have three round holes around bottom.
a. Cast in three panels. One panel shows a lotus flower. Another panel shows pine branches. The third panel contains characters, reading, "Constructed in the 43rd year of Qianlong" representing the date the bell was cast. Waved band around edge.
b. Smaller dome bell, possibly part of same set of bells as a. Cast with elongated looped motif and plain double bands at edge.
Material Bronze
Place of Origin China