Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chongak Kayagum

Maker:
Kim Kwang Ju
Date:
ca. 1980
Geography:
Korea
Culture:
Korean
Medium:
Wood, silk, cotton
Dimensions:
L. 165 cm (64-15/16 in.); W. 37 cm (14-9/16 in.); Diam. 9.2 cm (3-5/8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-long zither
Credit Line:
Gift of Korean Cultural Service, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.171.1
Not on view
Distinguished by its "ram's-head" extension, this zither is believed to have been modeled after the sixth century Chinese zheng. It is associated with court music and like most long zithers of East Asia, is plucked.
Marking: (inscribed on back in Korean) "Kim Kwang Ju No. 42 Human National Treasure"
Korean Cultural Service
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