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  • Heterochord half-tube zither
  • China [Land]; Taiwan [Land]
  • Brunhilde Körner (geb. Lessing) (01.04.1949 - 30.04.1973) [Sammler]
  • Undated

The qin is regarded as an instrument of scholars and is generally played as a solo. The sober appearance of the musical instrument conceals a system of symbols of Chinese culture and society. This manifests itself in the construction of the instrument and its very nuanced playing technique.

Detailed information

Object type
Heterochord half-tube zither
Brunhilde Körner (geb. Lessing) (01.04.1949 - 30.04.1973) [Sammler]
Date of Origin
Exhibition Format
Wood; pearl; textile; plastic; silk
10,5 x 19 x 126 cm; Länge mit Trotteln: 153 cm
Gewicht: 2,55 kg
Places / Cultures
China [Land]; Taiwan [Land]
SMB Ethnological Museum, EM Ethnomusicology
Exhibition / Module
MG Media Guide / MG Tour 08 Africa / America / Oceania / SMB01 Humboldt Forum / Module 39 Sounds of the World
Managing Institution
Ethnologisches Museum - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
VII c 24
Acquisition Context / Provenance
Ankauf 1970
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