111.221 (individual) percussion plaques

Qing, lithophone, of nephrite or jadeite, with incised decoration in gold depicting dragons among clouds. Inscribed in Chinese characters on the long narrow side of the instrument nearest the suspension hole 'made in the 29th year of the Qianlong era'. Also inscribed 'jiazhong' which is the name given to one of the twelve semitones of the twelve bamboo pitch pipes.

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