Kim Kwang Ju Korean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 681

This plucked zither, traditionally a scholar's instrument, is said to have been invented around the 4th century by a government official, whose playing enticed a black crane to dance to his music. Two strings produce the melody; the others are drones.

Kŏmun'go, Kim Kwang Ju (?), Wood, various materials, Korean

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