Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Ritual Object - Cymbal, 'Shang'

ཆོས་ཆས། 法器
(item no. 73053)
Origin Location Himalayan Region
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Buddhist
Material Bronze
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Flat Bell (Tibetan: sil nyen). This Bon ritual bell is known in Tibetan as a sil nyen for the small versions and shang for the larger versions.

Secondary Images
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Collection of E. G. Smith
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Collection: Private 9 (Sculpture)
Exhibition: Bon, The Magic Word (RMA 2007)
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