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Tibetan Ritual Vajra & Bell Wooden Case




AGE: – Unknown
CONSTRUCTION: – wood box – bronze bell and vajra
DESCRIPTION: – Tibetan Ritual Vajra & Bell Wooden Case – Stones missing around base of wooden box.

WOODEN CASE HEIGHT: – 20cm
WIDTH: – 13cm
BASE DIAMETER: – 13cm
SHIPPING & PRICE – 1 kg.
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Tibetan Ritual Vajra & Bell Wooden Case – the Vagra (Sanskrit) scepter is a metal five pronged (sometimes nine pronged) object used in Buddhist rituals. The Vajra is also seen in the hand of the earliest Tibetan deity Vajrapani in his wrathful form. Vajrapani is the protector and guide of the Buddha and is a Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism. The vajra is always accompanied by a bell with a similar style handle to the two ends of the vajra.

This bell is decorated with Buddhist symbols with the Buddha seated in the lotus position with different hand gestures (mudra’s) with a vajra underneath each. These symbols circle the centre of the bell with the vajra motif circling the base of the bell. Representations of lotus flowers circle the top section of the bell and again repeated on the two arms in the centre of the vajra. The wooden case shows a bronze strip circling the bottom with an pressed scrolling pattern and stones which could be coral and turquoise. Two missing stones, the hinge in need of repair and the bronze has some verdigris.

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