About this object

Thighbone trumpet, with the head of bone sheathed with a dark coloured animal skin that make have been dyed. A small repair with a lacquer substance is visible at the back.

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
    1932 before
  • Materials
    Bone Human; Skin Leather; Lacquer
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • 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
    1932 before
  • Measurements
    272 mm x 70 mm x 41 mm; 10 11/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in
  • 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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