(sixteen 4-string choirs)

Unknown master.
China, the end of the 19th century

A hieroglyphic inscription by black Indian ink is on the inside of the lid

Wood, metal, bamboo

1910s (before 1917), arrived from an unknown source
Stock number: 16516/879

There are 2 slab sound posts placed on edge between the sound board and the back in the center at full width of the body. 2 oval holes are cut in each sound post. The sound posts also serve as guides for the pull-out drawer, which is inserted between them into the body through an opening in the lower side bar. 2 bamboo sticks are attached. Strips of paper with hieroglyphic symbols of the tuning are glued on the sound board along the supports