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Zither

Native NameHina-Koto
Object Number:A677
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Fabric
Technique:Inlaid
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number:C-43 - Seder Number

Description

Hina-koto, toy zither ornament for doll festival. (Suge-koto, Sono-koto, Saki-koto - Seder) Dark brown wood, 9 movable bridges. 13 strings, tassels at both ends. Upper end has fabric under strings over cut out decorated wood. 2 sound holes in back. Good condition: 2 feet missing, 5 movable bridges missing, some cracks, inlaid triangular piece missing.

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