Rare one of a kind art quality lost wax brass ghanta bell. This hand cast lost wax ghanta bell with dorji on top, was created by national award winning sculpture master Pak Malik, from Java Indonesia.
Ghanta is the Sanskrit term for a ritual bell used in Hindu religious practices. The ringing of the bell produces what is regarded as an auspicious sound. Hindu temples generally have one metal bell hanging at the entrance and devotees ring the bell while entering the temple which is an essential part in preparation of having a darshan.
The bell is made out of five to seven precious metals, which are connected to the planets: lead (Saturn), tin (Jupiter), iron (Mars), copper (Venus), mercury (Mercury), silver (the Moon) and gold (the Sun). A clapper is attached to the inside and the bell makes a high pitched sound when rung. The top of the bell handle is usually adorned with a brass figure.
Rare art quality one of a kind piece.
Dimensions: 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 8.75″