2003-11-28 : Guqin auctioned for 8.91m yuan

A 1,250-year-old Chinese zither was sold at an auction for 8.91 million (US$1.07 million), setting a new price record for such an instrument. The guqin sold is called Da Sheng Yi Yin, or Sounds Made by Great Saints.

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