A CAMBODIAN BRONZE CEREMONIAL BELL
A CAMBODIAN BRONZE CEREMONIAL BELL
A CAMBODIAN BRONZE CEREMONIAL BELL
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A CAMBODIAN BRONZE CEREMONIAL BELL

BATTAMBANG PROVINCE, PROBABLY 2ND CENTURY B.C. TO 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A CAMBODIAN BRONZE CEREMONIAL BELL
BATTAMBANG PROVINCE, PROBABLY 2ND CENTURY B.C. TO 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Of waisted oval section, decorated overall with geometric scrolls in low relief
22 ¾ in. (57.8 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide; 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) deep
Provenance
European collection prior to 1970.
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Lot Essay

This large bronze bell from the Southeast Asian Bronze age, generally named after the Dongson site in North Vietnam. The swirling band design is particularly vivid and crisply cast; for another example of similar design from Samrong, now in the National Museum Phnom Penh, see H. Jessup and T. Zephir (eds.), Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia, Millennium of Glory, 1997, fig. 4, p. 8.

Another notable example of similar, shape, form and with stylised decoration is held in the collection of the British Museum (Accession No. 1949,0715.1). Known as the Klang Bell, it is almost identical in height to the present lot and is dated to 2nd century B.C.

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