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Description

Drilbu (handbell) of bronze, domed chamber with cast borders of dorje (sceptres) and lotus petals, handle with face of Prajnaparamita (deity) and five-pronged dorje finial, used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals representing wisdom or emptiness: Tibet, Derge, 19th century AD

Museum reference

A.1897.266.23

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Drilbu, Handbell

Production information

Derge, Dege County, Garze Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, East Asia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Tibetan

Materials

Bronze

Physical description

Cast bronze

Associations

Depicted: Dharma

On display

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