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Musical instrument (qin)

Type
Zither (qin)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Iron, jade and silk thread
Dimension(s)
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)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.83a-b

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in 1919 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1462, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (C.L. Freer source) (late 19th-early 20th century)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Musical Instrument
Keyword(s)
China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), zither
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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