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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
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Playing the Zither by a Mountain Stream

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.5 x 24.5 cm (10 7/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
river  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
blue-and-green style  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.248L
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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
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Zither string anchor (sexianrui)

Medium:
Bronze with green material, gold and silver inlay
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 4.2 x 4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
206-1 BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  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:
S2012.9.2344
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Belt plaque

Medium:
Bronze, gilt
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.5 x 3.8 x 0.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
7th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
musician  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  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:
S2012.9.2254
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Pair of Zither Fittings (sexianrui)

Medium:
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions:
H x Diam (1): 5.5 x 4.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
late 3rd-late 1st century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  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:
S2012.9.1833.1-2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Stopping the Zither to Watch the Waterfall

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Li Sihui (mid 7th-early 8th century)  Search this
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 108.6 x 36.6 cm (42 3/4 x 14 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
waterfall  Search this
qin  Search this
scholar  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1919.152
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edanmdm:fsg_F1919.152

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
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Playing the Zither under Pine Trees

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qian Xuan 錢選 (late 13th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.9 x 31.7 cm (9 13/16 x 12 1/2 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Possibly Ming dynasty
Topic:
pine tree  Search this
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:
F1909.248e
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Mounted traveler and servant bearing a zither

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Wu Wei (1459-1508)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 22 x 22.6 cm (8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
donkey  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
qin  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.251o
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A man with a musical instrument and one with cup seated on either side of a brook

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qian Xuan 錢選 (late 13th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 21.5 x 20.5 cm (8 7/16 x 8 1/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
music  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
river  Search this
man  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
baimiao style  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.156c
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A man and a woman

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Qian Xuan 錢選 (late 13th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 21.5 x 20.4 cm (8 7/16 x 8 1/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
woman  Search this
man  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
baimiao style  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.156d
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Listening to the zither

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Li Gonglin (傳)李公麟 (ca. 1049-1106)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.8 x 28.8 cm (9 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
17th-19th century
Period:
Ming or Qing dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
music  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
screen  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.160a
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Two women with a qin (zither)

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Zhou Fang (傳)周昉 (ca. 730-ca. 800)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.6 x 19.8 cm (7 11/16 x 7 13/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
river  Search this
woman  Search this
qin  Search this
zither  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.488
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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
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