This small version of a Buddhist Temple Bell was cast in Korea sometime between the 8th and 14th centuries. The Temple for which it was made is not known. The bell most likely adorned one of the main halls of the temple. The dragon on top has five toes which indicate it was for an explorer and his sons. There are no records to indicate how President Truman came to possess the bell. Currently on exhibit in the music room of the Truman Home, it is one of the oldest objects in the Truman Home museum collection.