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English: An ancient Chinese dynastic engraving of an all-female ensemble of traditional instrumentalists. The ten musicians are playing instruments as follows:
  • Top left: probably a yaqin or yazheng (bowed zither)
  • Top center: 5-gong yunluo (set of tuned gongs in a frame)
  • Top right: sheng (mouth organ)
  • Center, left: probably a sanxian
  • Center, second from left: probably a guqin or guzheng
  • Center, second from right: dizi (transverse flute)
  • Center, third from right: probably a guan (oboe) or dongxiao (vertical flute)
  • Center right: paiban (clapper made from several flat pieces of wood)
  • Bottom left: konghou (harp)
  • Bottom right: probably a pian gu (drum)
The image is reproduced in Yi Cunguo 易存国, Zhongguo Guqin Yishu 中国古琴艺术 (The Art of Chinese Guqin), Beijing, Renmin Yinyue Chubanshe 人民音乐出版社, 2003, where it bears the caption "仕女演乐图" ("Drawing of women of the court performing music"). It was a taken from a Ming dynasty edition of Pipa Ji 琵琶記 (The Story of the Lute), Li Zhuowu Ping Ben Pipa Ji 李卓吾評本琵琶記 (Li Zhuowu Critizes Pipa Ji), dated 1573—1619.
Date circa 1600
date QS:P,+1600-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
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