About this object

Thighbone trumpet made from a human femur, which is ornamented with a brass mount, loop for a strap and a mouthpiece. The shaft is bound with green leather and the opening with red leather.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Animal Remains; Music/sound; Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    1938 before
  • Materials
    Body-Part Human; Skin Leather; Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal; Lacquer
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1938 before
  • Measurements
    325 mm x 75 mm x 54 mm; 12 13/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 1/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This piece was acquired in Tibet for H. G. Beasley and was accessioned into the Cranmore Museum collection in 1938. Written by Emma Martin
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Object view = Humanities
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