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Description

Koto, or long zither, with thirteen strings (with bridges) stretched over a sounding-board made of lacquered wood with ivory, tortoise-shell and silver inlay, decorated on the sides with chicken in a bamboo grove: Japan

Museum reference

A.1884.9.1

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Koto, Zither

Production information

Japan, East Asia

Materials

Wood, Ivory, Tortoiseshell, Lacquer

Physical description

Ivory and tortoise-shell inlay, lacquer work

Exhibitions

  • Man and Music (16 Aug 1983 - 15 Jan 1984)
    Royal Scottish Museum

References

Man and Music (Royal Scottish Museum, 1983), p. 41

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
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