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Bell Cup with Pendants

Three Kingdoms period, Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.–A.D. 676)
5th–6th century
Stoneware with traces of incidental ash glaze
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
Not on view
The hollow base of this cup contains small clay pellets that produce a pleasant sound when the user tips the cup. Such luxury items, mostly excavated from tombs, were probably used by the occupant in daily life.
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