Exhibits appreciation

Reed mouth organ yu Early Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. -163 B. C.) Length: 78cm Unearthed from Xin Zhui’s tomb. The yu, being a funerary object made of bamboo and wood, was unearthed intact. The yu is a wind instrument with a wide range. The idiom “pretend to play the yu to make up the number for an orchestra”, or in other words, to fill a post without real qualifications, indicates the popularity of the yu at the time. Another yu was also unearthed from Li Xi’s tomb. The yu’s exterior was damaged, but the internal structure is intact. It is the earliest real yu ever discovered, and it indicates that the tomb owner loved playing yu during his lifetime.