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Bronze ritual bells
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is believed that a mirror, a dagger, and bells were crucial tools for a powerful ruler and a shaman. During the Bronze age in Korea, considerable progress was made in casting technology, and decorations on bronze tools became very elaborate.

History of the Object
This artifact was excavated from the tomb in Daegok-ri, Hwasun in Jeollanam-do with a mirror with a small patterns, a Korean-type bronze dagger, and so on. Since it has the same patterns as other ritual tools, it is presumed to have been used by a shaman.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Diameter 14.5cm 
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
- BCE 
Creation date
BC; Bronze Age 
Function
ritual 
Acquisition
This object was discovered inside a Bronze age tomb in Daegok-ri, Hwasun, Jeollanam-do in 1972 and became part of the collection of the National Museum of Korea. 
Copyright
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Korean Government 
Museum
National Museum of Korea 
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