From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Yangqin
Object Number A922
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Wire
Inscription Language Chinese Language | Chinese Language

Yangqin (Chinese: 揚琴). Zither or dulcimer played by two bamboo strips. For household use. Roughly trapezoidal in shape with rounded corners and irregular sides. With lid, painted black with gold designs and pictures. Lid shows "the Eight Immortals" in front of a low fence and plants. Sound board of light wood with red paper having Chinese characters. Two round sound holes. Bridge on each end of the sound board, metal pegs on each side to hold forty wire strings, small drawer in front of body.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number C-141 - Seder Number

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