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Bell Cup

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
This cup has a tall, perforated stem like that of pedestal bowls also on display. However, here the stem expands into a perforated bell that has two clay pellets inside to produce a sound. Spherical bells also appear in ancient Korean cast-bronze artifacts such as horse fittings.
MEDIUM Stoneware
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 5th–6th century
    DYNASTY Kaya Period
    PERIOD Three Kingdoms Period (Gaya)
    DIMENSIONS Height: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) Diameter at mouth: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Diameter at base: 2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elliot and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ford in memory of Jean Alexander
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Bell Cup, 5th–6th century. Stoneware, Height: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elliot and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ford in memory of Jean Alexander, 85.114.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.114.2_SL3.jpg)
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