Trumpet (rkang-gling)

late 19th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

Length 27.7 cm, width 6.5 cm (Length 10 7/8 in., width 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.283

Medium or Technique

Bone, skin, brass, stones

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of human thigh bone with brass fittings and wrappings. “Bell” covered with stitched skin. Turquoise and coral set in carved brass fittings. Two holes in bell.

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund