Celestial Pipa Musician

Historical period(s)
Five Dynasties to Yuan Dynasty, 10th to 13th century
Pigment on stucco
H x W: 38.2 x 36.2 cm (15 1/16 x 14 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Wall painting

China, Five Dynasties period (907 - 960), music, musician, pipa, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • The Art of the Tang Dynasty and its Antecedents. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 64.
  • Emmanuel Bosca. Bâton de pluie, tambour lunaire: instruments de musique d'Orient, d'Afrique et d'Asie [Rainmaker, lunar drum: Eastern musical instruments, Africa and Asia]. Ville de Nice, France. p. 37.
  • Along the Silk Road. p. 38.
  • Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes. London, United Kingdom, October 2019. p. 274.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 187, p. 282.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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