Bronze bell mould

November 24, 2022

Among the historical relics of the Korean nation there is a mould which was used to cast bronze bells.  

Experts say that the mould shows the comparatively advanced level of metal workmanship of Ancient Joson (early 30th century BC-108 BC).

The artefact was unearthed at dwelling site No. 22 of Namyang-dong site in Tokchon, South Phyongan Province.

A very soft stone was ground into the shape of a matchbox, the middle of it was hollowed out into the shape of a bell and a groove was cut at one side for pouring molten bronze. 

The bronze bell mould is relatively precise in view of its size.


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