YANGQIN

42-stringed
(fourteen 3-string choirs)

Unknown master.
China, early 20th century

428/693×217×36
Wood, metal, ornamental stone

1930, transferred from the Central Geographical Museum
Stock number: 16516/1217

There is a pull-out drawer in the lower side bar, in which the key/hammer for tuning and tamping tuning pegs and balance pins is stored. There are 2 sound holes closed with carved polyfoil light lilac plates made of stone (?)