Bell with Five-Pronged "Vajra" and Characters Symbolizing Deities

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Bell with Five-Pronged "Vajra" and Characters Symbolizing Deities

metalwork / Kamakura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Gilt bronze

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The sound of ritual bells is thought to awaken one’s Buddha nature. Note the five Sanskrit symbols on this bell, each one representing a Buddha worshipped in Esoteric Buddhism."

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