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Thighbone trumpet, from an assembled set of items used in Severance (Chöd) Practice

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Date
19th century
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Medium
Human femur (thighbone), leather, pigments; silver with coral and turquoise insets, and silk
Dimensions
H x W x D: 32.5 × 7.3 × 6.5 cm (12 13/16 × 2 7/8 × 2 9/16 in)
Type
Musical Instrument
Ceremonial Object
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Accession Number
S2015.28.12.1
Topic
Buddhism
tantra
Tibet
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Alice S. Kandell Collection
Origin
Central or Eastern Tibet
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum