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Teqing (t'ê-ch’ing), stone chime, Chinese

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RCM0268B
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Description

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Qing (ch’ing) as a ‘Lithophone of the Han Chinese, used in state rituals […] made of resonant limestone, marble or jade’; they are designed to be suspended in a frame and struck with a wooden beater; a teqing is a special qing. This irregular shaped example of varying thickness is made from ?slate, thinned towards the edges and is decorated with incised lines. Two drilled holes with the ?original hooks and chains enable it to be suspended in a frame.

Dimensions

Length: c. 233mm.

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