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Pair of conch-shell horns (dung-kar)

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Date
18th century
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Medium
Conch shell, silver, gilding; insets of coral and turquoise, and silk
Dimensions
H x W: 27.4 x 21.6 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/2 in)
Type
Musical Instrument
Natural Material
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Accession Number
S2017.43.1-2
Topic
Buddhism
Tibet
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Alice S. Kandell Collection
horn
Origin
Eastern Tibet (Kham)
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply