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Old Scholar Playing the Qin

Medium:
Color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 36 x 55.5 cm (14 3/16 x 21 7/8 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
scholar  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.163a
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Musical instrument (qin)

Medium:
Iron, jade and silk thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 117 x 18.6 x 10.3 cm (46 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 4 1/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.83a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Qin tuning key (qin zhenyao) with crouching bear

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9.3 × 3.9 × 2.1 cm (3 11/16 × 1 9/16 × 13/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bear  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1951.7b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Palace Ladies Tuning a Zither (qin)

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Zhou Fang (傳)周昉 (ca. 730-ca. 800)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 28.5 x 69.4 cm (11 1/4 x 27 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
woman  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
garden  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.231
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Seven-stringed lute (qin)

Medium:
Lacquer and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11.1 x 119.1 x 18.9 cm (4 3/8 x 46 7/8 x 7 7/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
probably 16th-17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
qin  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.375
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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The Deadly Attempt to Assassinate Qin Shi Huang

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-05-15T15:30:01.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
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Smithsonian Channel
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Qin tuning key (qin zhenyao) with tiger and snake

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.2 x 4 cm (3 1/4 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
tiger  Search this
snake  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.454
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Two women with a qin (zither)

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Zhou Fang (傳)周昉 (ca. 730-ca. 800)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.6 x 19.8 cm (7 11/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
river  Search this
woman  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.488
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Zither (qin) inscribed with the name "Dragon's Moan."

Medium:
Lacquer over wood; pegs and keys of jade; stops inlaid with metal; silk strings. Pegs, keys, and strings are replacements.
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 123.2 x 20.9 x 11.2 cm (48 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
618-1127
Period:
Tang to Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Listening to the Qin and Gazing at a Waterfall

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Xia Gui 夏珪 (active ca. 1195-1230)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 142.2 × 70 cm (56 × 27 9/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
early to mid-16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
waterfall  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.31
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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On the Woman General Qin Liangyu (ca. 1573-1648), in running-standard script

Artist:
Pan Linggao (1867-after 1941)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.8 x 58.4 cm (10 9/16 x 23 in)
Type:
Album
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1941
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
Modern period (1912 - present)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number:
F1998.221
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Boy on a water buffalo

Artist:
Qin Shunyou (ca. 1666-ca. 1750)  Search this
Medium:
Album leaf; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.1 x 27.9 cm (10 1/4 x 11 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
water buffalo  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.485
Restrictions & Rights:
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Jar (hu)

Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 34.3 x 25.6 x 22.6 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
221 B.C.-206
Period:
Qin dynasty
Topic:
Qin dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Gellatly collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.328
Accession Number:
LTS1985.1.328.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-exclusive license
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Jar

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.1 x 6.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
possibly 221-206 BCE
Period:
Possibly Qin dynasty
Topic:
casting  Search this
Qin dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.78a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Paleomagnetism of the Yuanmou Basin near the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau and its constraints on late Neogene sedimentation and tectonic rotation

Author:
Potts, Richard  Search this
Pan, Y. X.  Search this
Deng, C. L.  Search this
Zhu, R. X.  Search this
Lu, L. Q.  Search this
Qin, H. F.  Search this
Yao, H. T.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:SILSRO_72627

Mounted traveler and servant bearing a zither

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Wu Wei (1459-1508)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 22 x 22.6 cm (8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
donkey  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.251o
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Seven-stringed zither (Spring Breeze)

Calligrapher:
Forged inscription of Wen Zhengming 文徵明 (1470-1559)  Search this
Medium:
Lacquered wood, water buffalo horn, mother of pearl, and silk strings
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 x 18.2 x 124.5 cm (4 5/16 x 7 3/16 x 49 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Shing Yiu Yip
Accession Number:
F1999.8
Restrictions & Rights:
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Playing the zither beneath a pine tree

Artist:
Copy after Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 22.2 x 105.3 cm (8 3/4 x 41 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
late 16th-early 17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
tree  Search this
pine tree  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1953.84
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Ladies in Concert

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Zhou Wenju (傳)周文矩 (active mid-10th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.6 x 125 cm (10 1/2 x 49 3/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
16th-17th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
woman  Search this
fan  Search this
screen  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Accession Number:
F1968.23
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Wine cup (erbei) with geometric decoration

Medium:
Red and black lacquer on wood core
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 16.3 x 12.7 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 5 in)
Type:
Lacquer
Origin:
China
Date:
late 3rd-early 2nd century BCE
Period:
Qin or early Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
Qin dynasty (221 - 206 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.1008
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