Lady Su Hui and Her Verse Puzzle

In the style of Qiu Ying Chinese

Not on view

This scene appears in a later copy of a Tang-dynasty painting illustrating the story of a literary legend, Lady Su Hui, who was supposed to have lived in the late fourth century. The dating of the original painting is supported by the types of instruments depicted in it. Both the harp (konghou) and the pipa played with a plectrum disappeared after the Tang.

Front row, left to right: qin, pipa, pipa (played without plectrum), paiban

Back row, left to right: dizi, xiao, sheng, konghou

Lady Su Hui and Her Verse Puzzle, In the style of Qiu Ying (Chinese, ca. 1495–1552), Handscroll; ink and color on silk, China

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