Chongak Kayagum

Kim Kwang Ju Korean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 681

The gayageum is probably Korea’s best known traditional instrument. Distinguished by its "ram’s-head" extension, the type shown here is associated with jeongak court music. A different version of the instrument for solo playing with drum accompaniment developed in the nineteenth century.

Chongak Kayagum, Kim Kwang Ju, Wood, silk, cotton, Korean

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