Zhuoqintu (Illustration of Qin Making)

Gu Kaizhi of the Eastern Jin period was said to be the author of the Zhuoqintu (Illustration of Qin Making). A Song Dynasty silk copy currently resides in the Palace Museum in Beijing. The scroll seen here is a fair copy (2013) made by Li Fei, a member of the Choi Chang Sau Qin Making Society. The Zhuoqintu depicts different scenes of ancient literati directing craftsmen in the process of qin making. People in the painting are chopping wood, making strings, or testing the qin. Some can be seen observing and giving instructions.
Share Share