Exhibitions/ Art Object

Pipa

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Amoy area, Fukien province, China
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Wood, lacquer, bamboo, composition, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
L.: 94.8 cm (37-5/16 in.); W.: 31.5 cm (12-7/16 in.); D.: 5.8 cm (2-5/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.54
Not on view
Marking: (Calligraphy on back) indicates that it has been made from a charred log removed from a fire for instrument-making purposes because it emitted a musical tone as it burned. (trans. Raoul Birnbaum 9/13/76).
S. Van Dyck

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 20.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 20.



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