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Trough Zither

Donor Name:
Miss Genia De Galberg  Search this
Object Type:
Zither
Place:
Rwanda, Africa
Accession Date:
1968-Jun-27
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
280142
USNM Number:
E407843-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Stick-Zither

Donor Name:
Accession Number Unknown  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Zither
Place:
Central (not certain) / East (not certain), Africa
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
E94643-0
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Trough Zither and Case

Donor Name:
Mrs. Sarita S. Ward  Search this
Collector:
Mr. Herbert Ward  Search this
Culture:
Luba  Search this
Object Type:
Zither
Place:
Africa
Accession Date:
1921-Oct-24
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
067312
USNM Number:
E323634-0
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Zither

Maker:
Zaramo artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.3 × 62.2 × 8.7 cm (2 7/8 × 24 1/2 × 3 7/16 in.)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Geography:
Tanzania
Date:
20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen and Barbara Davis in honor of Bryna Freyer, Curator, National Museum of African Art
Object number:
2015-4-17
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Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
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Zither

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 118.4 x 19.3 x 11.2 cm (46 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Zither

Medium:
Black lacquer over wood core
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 122.8 x 19.6 x 12.7 cm (48 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 5 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1638
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Chongzhen reign (1628 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.99
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Zither key

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 x 2.3 x 4.1 cm (3 1/8 x 7/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
dog  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:
RLS1997.48.352
Restrictions & Rights:
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Zither key (si)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.3 x 1.3 x 5.2 cm (3 1/4 x 1/2 x 2 1/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 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:
RLS1997.48.345
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Peg for zither

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
2nd-1st century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  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:
RLS1997.48.418
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Listening to the zither

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.8 x 28.8 cm (9 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-19th century
Period:
Ming or Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
music  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
screen  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.160a
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Zither string anchor (sexianrui)

Medium:
Bronze with green material, gold and silver inlay
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.2 x 4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
206-1 BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  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:
RLS1997.48.414
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Buddhist apsara playing a zither

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 55.9 x 20.5 x 0.9 cm (22 x 8 1/16 x 3/8 in)
Type:
Furniture and Furnishing
Origin:
Japan
Topic:
music  Search this
lotus  Search this
zither  Search this
Japan  Search this
apsara  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1903.287
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:
Copyright with museum
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Zither peg with crouching bear

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 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:
RLS1997.48.340
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Pair of Zither Fittings (sexianrui)

Medium:
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x Diam (1): 5.5 x 4.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
late 3rd-late 1st century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  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:
RLS1997.48.419.1-2
Restrictions & Rights:
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Tuning key for a zither

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 11.8 x 4.7 cm (4 5/8 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 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:
RLS1997.48.445
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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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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Playing the Zither by a Mountain Stream

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.5 x 24.5 cm (10 7/16 x 9 5/8 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
zither  Search this
China  Search this
blue-and-green style  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.248L
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Playing the Zither under Pine Trees

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qian Xuan 錢選 (late 13th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.9 x 31.7 cm (9 13/16 x 12 1/2 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Possibly Ming dynasty
Topic:
pine tree  Search this
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:
F1909.248e
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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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