24. Hand Bell

24. Hand Bell
Height: 13.5 cm
Nineteenth-twentieth century
Catalogue number 24.
Accession number 88.412.

Hand bells are rung before the image of the deity. They are held in the left hand and rung while the lamp is waved in the right hand and verses are chanted. This bell terminates in a figure of Garuda, Vishnu's vehicle.

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