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Bell Cup

Asian Art

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
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)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.114.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Elliot and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ford in memory of Jean Alexander
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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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