VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Musical instrument called pipa in Chinese
31025
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

The music instrument is related to the stay of musician J. Šrógl in Southeast Asia. The exact datation and comparison with other similar lutes in the collection of the Náprstek museum help us to understand better the evolutionary row of the similar but undated lutes in the collection of the Náprstek Museum. It is also one of the oldest music instruments in the collection of the Náprstek Museum.

History of the Object
Plucked short-necked four-string lute with a pear-shaped body. Wooden head is bent-back and its top is carved in a form of a bat. On the wooden sound-board is clued a string-holder with four carved archaic characters. The original silk strings are missing.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Wood 
Measurements
Width 22,5 cm Length 80,5 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 2nd half  
Function
Musical instrument 
Acquisition
1901, the gift of Josef Šróg (1861-1924). Josef Šrógl lived in southeast Asia since 1894. In Batavia he became the director of the Opera House. He died in Java. He presented the Náprstek museum with many items.  
Copyright
The National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, the Czech Republic 
Museum
National Museum; Nàprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures 
Credit line
Courtesy the National Museum – the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기