A Koryŏ-period bell, brought back from Asia by Henri Cernuschi, was the foundation piece of the Korean collection at the Cernuschi Museum.

A bronze Koryŏ-period bell brought back from Asia by Henri Cernuschi himself was the first piece to represent the Korean decorative arts at the Cernuschi Museum, and it was not until the 2010s that new works were added to this collection. These include ancient objects as well as contemporary works, and usher in a new chapter in the history of the museum’s Korean collection.