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Bronze Bell
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This artifact has been registered in the List Of National Heritage by the Department of National Heritage

History of the Object
The bronze bell, was found by a villager in Kampung Pencu, near Muar, Johor. It is believed that the bronze bell was not meant for commercial use, but as a special object to symbolize the power and status of it's owner. The similarity of the design, shape and size of bells like these prove that they originated from the same place. Based on the thermoluminescence date of the bronze bell from Muar, it is believed that it was produced in the 15th Century, which coincides with the expansion of the Kingdom of Funan.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Width 32cm, Height 58cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Malaysia 
Geography
Malaysia 
Time period
AD 15th century ~ AD 15th century 
Creation date
15th Century 
Function
A special object to symbolize power and status of the owner. 
Acquisition
Found by a villager in Kampung Pencu, near Muar, Johor and donated to the Department of Museums Malaysia 
Copyright
© Department of Museums Malaysia 
Acknowledgements
Department of Museums Malaysia 
Owner
Department Of Museums Malaysia 
Museum
Department Of Museums Malaysia 
Credit line
Department Of Museums Malaysia 

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