This is a percussion instrument which has 16 chimes hung in two rows of eight on a wooden frame. Sound is made by striking the lower parts of the chimes with an ox-horn mallet. Imported from Song dynasty of China in 1116, during the 11th year of King Yejong’s reign in Goryeo dynasty, it was used in various court and ritual performances during Joseon dynasty.


  • Title: Bronze Bell Chimes
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Musical instrument

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