Klang Bell

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The Klang Bell is an ancient bronze bell found in the city of Klang, Selangor state, western Malaysia.wikipedia
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Klang (city)

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The Klang Bell is an ancient bronze bell found in the city of Klang, Selangor state, western Malaysia. Found with a number of iron tools in the city of Klang, the cast bronze artefact is one of the only two examples of its type known; the other being from Battambang in Cambodia.
A bronze bell dating from the 2nd century BC was found in Klang and is now in the British Museum.

Bell

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The Klang Bell is an ancient bronze bell found in the city of Klang, Selangor state, western Malaysia.
See also Klang Bell (Malaysia, 2 c. BC) of the British Museum collection.

Selangor

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The Klang Bell is an ancient bronze bell found in the city of Klang, Selangor state, western Malaysia.
Ancient artefacts including Bronze Age axes and bronze bell dating from the 2nd century BC, and iron tools called "tulang mawas" ("ape bones") have been found in or near Klang.

British Museum

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Estimated to date from the late iron age, the bell is a rare object of its genre and since 1949 has been part of the British Museum's Asian Collections.

Malaysia

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The Klang Bell is an ancient bronze bell found in the city of Klang, Selangor state, western Malaysia.

Iron Age

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Estimated to date from the late iron age, the bell is a rare object of its genre and since 1949 has been part of the British Museum's Asian Collections.

Genre

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Estimated to date from the late iron age, the bell is a rare object of its genre and since 1949 has been part of the British Museum's Asian Collections.

British Museum Department of Asia

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Estimated to date from the late iron age, the bell is a rare object of its genre and since 1949 has been part of the British Museum's Asian Collections.

Bronze

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Found with a number of iron tools in the city of Klang, the cast bronze artefact is one of the only two examples of its type known; the other being from Battambang in Cambodia.

Battambang

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Found with a number of iron tools in the city of Klang, the cast bronze artefact is one of the only two examples of its type known; the other being from Battambang in Cambodia.

Cambodia

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Found with a number of iron tools in the city of Klang, the cast bronze artefact is one of the only two examples of its type known; the other being from Battambang in Cambodia.

Archaeology

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Dated by archaeologists to the 2nd Century BC, it is probably a ceremonial object related to the bronze drums known from many parts of Southeast Asia and southern China.

Drum kit

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Dated by archaeologists to the 2nd Century BC, it is probably a ceremonial object related to the bronze drums known from many parts of Southeast Asia and southern China.

Southeast Asia

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Dated by archaeologists to the 2nd Century BC, it is probably a ceremonial object related to the bronze drums known from many parts of Southeast Asia and southern China.

China

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Dated by archaeologists to the 2nd Century BC, it is probably a ceremonial object related to the bronze drums known from many parts of Southeast Asia and southern China.

Lid

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The Klang Bell has a high, narrow body crowned by a cup-like lid.

Spiral

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The entire bell is decorated with vertical bands of rectangles composed of double spirals with central eye motifs.

Motif (visual arts)

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The entire bell is decorated with vertical bands of rectangles composed of double spirals with central eye motifs.

Dong Son drum

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The bell is decorated in a similar way to the Dong Son drums that were produced in large quantities in Vietnam and elsewhere in southeast Asia between 600 BC and the third century AD, and are some of the region's finest examples of metalworking from this period.

Vietnam

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The bell is decorated in a similar way to the Dong Son drums that were produced in large quantities in Vietnam and elsewhere in southeast Asia between 600 BC and the third century AD, and are some of the region's finest examples of metalworking from this period.