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An ancient Chinese dynastic engraving of an all-female ensemble of traditional instrumentalists.

The ten musicians are playing instruments as follows:

  • Top left: probably a yaqin or yazheng (bowed zither)
  • Top centre: 5-gong yunluo (set of tuned gongs in a frame)
  • Top right: sheng (mouth organ)
  • Centre, left: probably a sanxian
  • Centre, second from left: probably a guqin or guzheng
  • Centre, second from right: dizi (transverse flute)
  • Centre, third from right: probably a guan (oboe) or dongxiao (vertical flute)
  • Centre right: paiban (clapper made from several flat pieces of wood)
  • Bottom left: konghou (harp)
  • Bottom right: probably a pian gu (drum)

The image is reproduced in 中国古琴芸术 (Chinese Guqin Playing Technique), where it bears the caption "仕女演乐图" ("Drawing of women of the court performing music").

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