Temple Gong
Temple Gong

Temple Gong

c. 1800 Burma

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Triangular brass gongs or chimes, called Kyi-zi, are hung in temples in Burma and are struck by a monk or novice whenever the temple receives a donation from a worshipper. They are also rung to announce to the monks the hours of waking and sleeping, devotions and mealtimes.
This example is particularly large, such gongs usually being no wider than around 8 inches, and is likely to be what specialists call ‘ancient’; certainly from the 18th century but just as likely the 17th or even 16th century.

w:17.5 in x h:10.75 in x .75 in
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