Taber Buddhist Shrine Bell

wooden striker and brass bowl-shaped bell sit on a tan cushion and decorative pedestal

Taber Buddhist Shrine Bell, ca 1947 - 1955.
Galt Museum & Archives P20070020002

The Taber Buddhist Shrine bell was rung by the priest at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the Sutra Chant. The deep resonating sound of the bell symbolized the impermanence of all things.

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