Sounds of power
This artifact was unearthed from a tomb in Hwasun County, South Jeolla, along with other relics such as a mirror engraved with small patterns and a dagger made of bronze, among other items.
The bells, mirror and the dagger are all engraved with patterns that consist mostly of dots and dotted lines, providing further evidence that they were used together for rituals.
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