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Koto

Metalwork by Goto Teijo, 9th generation Goto master, Japan
(1603–1673)

Maker: Workshop of Gotō Yūjō (Japanese, ca. 1440–1512, first-generation Gotō master)
Date: early 17th century
Geography: Japan
Medium: Various woods, ivory and tortoiseshell inlays, gold and silver inlays, metalwork
Dimensions: Koto overall: H. 13 x 24.2 (at head) x L. 189.5cm (5 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 74 5/8in.) Bridge: H. 4.7 x w. 5.2 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/16 in.) Lacquer box & lid: H. 33 x W. 31 x L. 195.6cm (13 x 12 3/16 x 77in.) Traveling crate: H. 41.9 x W. 43.2 x L. 210.8cm (16 1/2 x 17 x 83in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Zither-plucked-long zither
Credit Line: Purchase, Amati Gifts, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.194a–f

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