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Zither

Native NameKoto
Object Number:2014-13-104
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Silk
Ivory (uncertain)
Length: 141.3 cm
Width: 20.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:L-222-104 - Old Loan Number
C266 - Seder Number
6184.104 - Franklin Institute Number

Description

Half tube zither with 12 silk strings, each with movable bridge, 12 pegs on back. Long narrow curved board with flat bottom board, dark brown wood, strings fastened to blue cotton ropes. Lower bridge inlaid with ivory (?). Back has 3 sound holes each different in size. Fair condition: 6 strings and pegs missing.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Four Thousand Years of Music (18 May 1950 - Apr 1958) View Objects in Exhibition

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