About this object

Thighbone trumpet with mouthpiece of silver with beaded rims. The head of the trumpet is sheathed in skin and lacquered black.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains; Music/sound; Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti: Keylong
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Human Bone Femur; Copper Alloy; Silver; Metal; Animal Skin; Lacquer Varnish
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Himachal Pradesh: Lahaul and Spiti: Keylong
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    l: 320mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This trumpet is noted as coming from 'Kyelang, West Tibet', which is likely to be Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district of northern Himachal Pradesh and faces the Kardang Monastery. Keylong was home to the Moravian Mission and so this trumpet is likely to have been collected by Walter Asboe, a Moravian Missionary who was in the area in the 1930s and 1940s. Asboe collected for H. G. Beasley and for his Cranmore Museum. Written by Emma Martin
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