handbell

Bell, genta, of the type used by a priest. Bell has slightly outward curving lip, and three concentric circles engraved on the outside towards the top, which terminates in a ringed stem. The clapper is attached by two links to a ring in the centre. The bell is attached to a brass handle, with six rings of diminishing radius, with a vajra at the top formed of four flat carved inward-curving wings and a central four-sided finial.

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