belle, f.n: bell. (BELL-uh / ˈbɛl-lə)

Medieval manuscript image of a king striking two bells, with a mallet in each hand, that hang above the bench where he sits.
Gospel Lectionary; France (Paris), late 13th century; British Library, Add MS 17341, f. 6v. []

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