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Khew (bell)

Khew (bell)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1872 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast bronze and gilt metal.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Traditional domed shape bell with a loop on top so that the bell can be suspended. A heart shaped gold leaf attached to the clapper.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


before 1872 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cast bronze and gilt metal.


Length: 11.2 cm bell, Length: 15 cm leaf, Diameter: 9 cm leaf

Object history note

Previously the Engel Collection

Historical significance: Such bells were presented as an act of merit to a pagoda and they are seen suspended around the eaves of the image house.

Descriptive line

A small Burmese cast bronze Khew (bell) with a gilded leaf attached to the clapper. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). To be suspended from Buddhist religious buildings. ca. before 1872


Bronze; Metal; Gold leaf


Casting; Metal working; Gilding


South & South East Asia Collection

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