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Lute (yueqin)

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Inscription

Printed red label on back: [three Chinese characters]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 52 cm, diameter 27.1 cm, thickness 3.5 cm (Length 20 1/2 in., diameter 10 11/16 in., thickness 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2153

Medium or Technique

Paulownia and other woods, bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones