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Ch'in (Zither)


Artist Unknown (China)


5th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G215
Ch'in (Zither), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Musical Instruments | Lacquer over wood core
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 5/16 x 34 1/4 in. (6.99 x 8.41 x 87 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 5th century B.C., Warring States period
Physical Description: long narrow form; constructed out of a single piece of wood with rectangular hole cut in the underside serving as the sound box; top is slightly convex; sides flat; neck slightly raised; tiger's face with large eyes, flaring nostrils, flattened ears, wide
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Asian Art Deaccession Fund
Accession Number: 2002.8
Added to Site: February 28, 2009