The instruments depicted above are all used in the sacrifice to the spirit of Confucius. The commission in 1968 sought to recreate these musical instruments with their proper traditional carvings. This includes the lion pedestal design shown on the Jian Gu in (Figure 6.3) and the intricate dragon design on the Chimes of the Bian Qing (Figure 6.4). The tiger imagery appears on several other musical instruments not pictured above like the Yu (敔). These musical instruments are a core part of the Confucian ceremonies in Taipei because they reject the veneration of any idols. This rejection of the veneration of idol dates back to the sixteenth century as explained by Deborah Sommer in the article “Destroying Confucius: Iconoclasm in the Confucian Temple” in the book On Sacred Grounds.