University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePipa
Object Number:2014-13-82
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Wire
Ivory
Length: 92.8 cm
Width: 34.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:107? - Franklin Institute Number
L-222-82 - Old Loan Number
C-271 - Seder Number
6184.82 - Franklin Institute Number

Description

Pipa, (Chinese: 琵琶). Musical instrument with a a shell-like body and four convex frets on the neck and 9 bridge-like frets on the soundboard. Wire vibrator within the body. 4 turned lateral pegs with ivory tips.Tail-liece ivory edged. Strings are all missing. One convex fret is missing and 6 bridge-like frets are missing. Tunning pegs are missing. Fair condition.


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