From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Pipa
Object Number 2014-13-92
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Metal
Technique Carved
Iconography Bat
Inscription Language Chinese Language | Chinese Language | Chinese Language

Pipa (Chinese: 琵琶). Lute with tear drop shape body enclosing a metal vibrator. 4 convex frets, 12 bridge-lie frets on the soundboard. Bent back peg box with 4 graceful pateral pegs. Back lacquered. Scroll carved with bat. Poor condition: body cracked,many parts missing, all strings missing.

Length 92.2 cm
Width 23.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number L-222-92 - Old Loan Number | C271 uncertain - Seder Number | 6184.92 - Franklin Institute Number

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