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Zither

Medium:
Black lacquer over wood core
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1638
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.99
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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.
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
618-1127
Period:
Tang to Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.100
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Zither

Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
China
bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.101
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Musical instrument (qin)

Medium:
Iron, jade and silk thread
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
China
iron
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.83a-b
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Seven-stringed lute (qin)

Medium:
Lacquer and wood
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
960-1279
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.375
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Seven-stringed zither (Spring Breeze)

Calligrapher:
Wen Zhengming, 1470-1559
Medium:
Lacquered wood, water buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, and silk strings
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
China
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Shing Yiu Yip
Accession Number:
F1999.8
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