Trumpet (rkang-gling)

late 19th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

Length 44.9 cm, width 9.6 cm (Length 17 11/16 in., width 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.282

Medium or Technique

Copper, brass, stones

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Curved body of copper, terminating in brass dragon’s head with turquoise for eyes. Engraved (?) brass mouthpiece and ferrule.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund