Made by Kim Kwang Ju / Chongak Kayagum (Plucked Zither) / ca. 1980Made by Kim Kwang Ju
Chongak Kayagum (Plucked Zither)
ca. 1980

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Creator Name: Kim, Kwang Ju
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Kim Kwang Ju
Title: Chongak Kayagum (Plucked Zither)
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1970
Creation End Date: 1990
Creation Date: ca. 1980
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Chordophone without neck
Classification Term: Plucked zither
Materials and Techniques: Wood, silk, cotton
Dimensions: L. 65 in. (165 cm); Max. W. 14 5/8 in. (37 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1982.171.1
Credit Line: Gift of Korean Cultural Service, 1982

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.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1982.171.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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