The dril-bu (bell) and dorje (scepter) are indispensable liturgical instruments used during Tibetan Buddhist ritual recitation and reflect the two aspects of Buddhist practice of method and wisdom, intuition and compassion.
The face appearing on the bell's handle is associated with Transcendent Insight. The Tibetan scepter refers to the immovable, steadfast ("diamond-hard") consciousness of Buddha. The bell's body is further embellished with a wreath of monster faces separated by auspicious symbols, and bands of small dorjes appear at the bell's rim and shoulder.
The Incense Sampler Works imports this item via cottage industry from Nepal.