Short-necked bowl lute. Pear-shaped, hollow body with shallow curved back surface (lacquered black) with a flat, unfinished wooden soundboard. The upper frets (on the neck) are 4 triangular ridges of light wood. There are 18 lower frets of bamboo on the soundboard, graduated in height. The neck extends straight from the body, narrowing toward the lacquered peg box, which juts back, and the uncarved lacquered head. There are 4 tuning pegs fluted in a spiral pattern; two strings are missing (two silk strings remain). The tail piece is broken at the point where the missing strings would be attached.