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Thighbone trumpet (kang-ling)
Place of Origin: China, Dolonnor, Inner Mongolia
Date: approx. 1800-1911
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Materials: Human bone and brass
Dimensions: H. 16 in x Diam. 9 in, H. 40.6 cm x Diam. 22.9 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Himalayan Art
Collection: Musical Instruments
Object Number: B60B218
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 12

Description

Label: These trumpets act as a reminder to the player and to the listeners of their own impermanence and death.
Label: These trumpets act as a reminder to the player and to the listeners of their own impermanence and death.