Zither (qin)

Artist: Zhang Ruixiu
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Lacquer on wood core with mother-of-pearl inlay and rhinoceros horn
H x W x D: 10 x 122.5 x 19.5 cm (3 15/16 x 48 1/4 x 7 11/16 in)
China, Suzhou
Credit Line
Transfer from The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Law Enforcement
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Musical Instrument

Zither (qin)

China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Dr. Yang Yuanzheng, J. Keith Wilson. Dragon's Roar: Chinese Literati Musical Instruments in the Freer and Sackler Collections. Munich, 2020. pp. 133-141, Fig. 5.21, 5.22, 5.23, 5.24, 5.25.
  • 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. pp. 232-233.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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