Detail View: The AMICA Library: Chongak Kayagum (Plucked Zither)

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.1982.171.1
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
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 Date: 
ca. 1980
Creation Start Date: 
1970
Creation End Date: 
1990
Materials and Techniques: 
Wood, silk, cotton
Classification Term: 
Chordophone without neck
Classification Term: 
Plucked zither
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
Rights: 
Context: 

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.

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