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Pipa

Period: Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Date: late 16th–early 17th century
Geography: China
Medium: Wood, ivory, bone, silk
Dimensions: L. 94 x W. 25.3 x D. 2.9 cm (37 x 9 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.) Total L. 94 cm (37 in.); L. of body 58.4 cm (23 in.); W. of body at maximum point 25.3 cm (10 in.); Depth of body at maximum point 2.9 cm (1-1/8 in.); L. of pegs 11 cm (4-3/8 in.); Vibrating L. of strings 68.7 (27 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number: 50.145.74

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