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Bronze Wind Bell

unknownUnified Silla, a.682

Gyeongju National Museum

Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju-si, South Korea

When the Gameunsa Temple Site was excavated, this artifact was found lying on a bronze gong inscribed with Goryeo dynasty records dating back to 1351. Its shape resembles that of Buddhist temple bells from Silla, with the surface of the top part bearing the traces of what was once a crown and small holes in the center of the main part. It is as large as the bronze wind bell discovered at the Hwangryongsa Temple Site.

Details

  • Title: Bronze Wind Bell
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Unified Silla, a.682
  • Location: Gameunsa Temple Site, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Korea
  • Type: Sarira Reliquary
  • Medium: H 28.0cm

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