Flageolet / Gyaling

50.31.79b

On display

One of a pair of wood and silver gilt flageolets or gyaling. The gyaling has a wooden neck, silver gilt mouth and mouthpiece. The mouth is decorated with lapis, turquoise and corals set into repoussé mounts. The gyaling has a detachable cover for the mouthpiece and a finial in the shape of a lotus. The instrument comes with a modern case of wood covered in a red cotton.