Dōtaku ( 銅鐸 )


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

Archeological bells like this were made in Japan during the Yayoi period (250 BC-250 AD). They have been excavated in the western half of the main island and are thought to have served a ritual purpose.

Dōtaku ( 銅鐸 ), Leaded bronze (arsenic present), Japanese

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