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String anchor for a se (zither-like instrument)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.4 x 4.3 cm (2 1/8 x 1 11/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
480-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Carl Whiting Bishop collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1979.14
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34f2cf4e3-4a6b-49f8-993b-9c4f09057d82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1979.14

Seven-stringed zither (Spring Breeze)

Calligrapher:
Forged inscription of Wen Zhengming 文徵明 (1470-1559)  Search this
Medium:
Lacquered wood, water buffalo horn, mother of pearl, and silk strings
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 x 18.2 x 124.5 cm (4 5/16 x 7 3/16 x 49 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Shing Yiu Yip
Accession Number:
F1999.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye382bdb2da-696c-4108-b0b6-6046dedfa530
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1999.8
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Zither key (si)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.3 x 1.3 x 5.2 cm (3 1/4 x 1/2 x 2 1/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2692
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye381b57c66-1096-4cd5-899c-a6ee636ba5a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2692

Zither key

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 x 2.3 x 4.1 cm (3 1/8 x 7/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
dog  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2693
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2693

Zither peg with crouching bear

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2694
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye340b69e71-6dc5-416f-abb4-c2b207805879
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2694

Peg for zither

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.5 x 4.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
2nd-1st century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2695
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye39e98987e-9a82-4756-94d3-f9394a5d4792
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2695

Tuning key for a zither

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 11.8 x 4.7 cm (4 5/8 x 1 7/8 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2696
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye306280bc3-d02b-467d-94b4-f4d660d4a0fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2696

Musical instrument (qin)

Medium:
Iron, jade and silk thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 117 x 18.6 x 10.3 cm (46 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 4 1/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.83a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3ae4d29d5-68e2-48ae-9d40-a7509ceebe3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1919.83a-b
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Zither (qin) inscribed with the name "Dragon's Moan."

Medium:
Lacquer over wood; pegs and keys of jade; stops inlaid with metal; silk strings. Pegs, keys, and strings are replacements.
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 123.2 x 20.9 x 11.2 cm (48 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
618-1127
Period:
Tang to Northern Song dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3fec7001c-fdc6-4786-88f5-2bfd500cd69b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1915.100
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Zither (qin)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 118.4 x 19.3 x 11.2 cm (46 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1915.101
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Zither

Medium:
Black lacquer over wood core
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 122.8 x 19.6 x 12.7 cm (48 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 5 in)
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
1638
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
Chongzhen reign (1628 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.99
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye332a00b3f-a141-4f77-a8a2-7b1c0d60faf4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1915.99
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Musical instrument model "chelempung"

Collector:
Edward H. Smith Jr.  Search this
Donor Name:
Edward H. Smith Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Javanese  Search this
Object Type:
Musical-Instrument
Place:
Surakarta (Solo), Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
12 May 1988
Collection Date:
1973
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
359003
USNM Number:
E424273-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3023cf616-0251-49f1-9798-67b0179a5324
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8457362

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