About this object

An inscribed conch shell mounted with a copper alloy mouthpiece and a leather, coppy gilt and silver finial studded with stones. The silver and gilt wing of the conch is heavily engraved with makara's reaching for jewels, which are set with large polished glass stones.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Music/sound; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Coral; Glass; Alloy Copper; Silver; Gilt Metal; Conch; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    568 mm
  • Related people

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

Object view = Humanities
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