Finial of a Monk’s Staff and a Bell

Bronze (metal) | 24 x 9 x 9cm | c. 800 - c. 1000

anonymous

Sound is crucial to Buddhist ritual. It helps to attract the audience’s attention, concentrate the mind and purify the space. This finial once adorned a monk’s staff. The jangling of the rings signaled his presence and encouraged the people around hi...
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