Burmese Bronze Hka-Lauk Bell

c. 1850
$388 USD
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W: 7.75" D: 3.25" H: 11.5"
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This large Burmese bell is known as hka-lauk and was used to track the movement of a livestock animal, strung from a collar by the two loops at the top. Dated to the 19th century, the bell was cast of bronze using the lost wax method with a traditional pattern of flowering stems within rectangular frames. Displayed on a custom mount, this storied functional object becomes a small work of sculpture.

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