Seven-string Guqin (ancient piano) inscribed with Chinese Characters“独幽 (Solitude)” of Tang Dynasty

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China
AD 9th century ~ AD 9th century
  • Type
    Musical instruments
  • Materials
    The front layer of the Guqin is made of paulownia wood and the back layer of ovate catalpa wood. Other parts are made of hardwood.
  • Measurements
    general length: 120.4cm, Width at the Top: 20cm, Width at the Middle, 21cm, and Width at the Bottom: 15cm.
  • Creator name
    Unknown
  • Creator date
    Unknown
  • Where it was made
    China
  • Time period
    AD 9th century ~ AD 9th century
  • Creation date
    9th Century; 827; Reign of Emperor Wenzong of the Tang Dynasty
  • Function
    Used to perform music
  • Acquisition
    Collected by the Hunan Cultural Relics Management Committee in 1963 and later assigned to the Hunan Provincial Museum.
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