Open Tues–Sun, 10 am–5 pm. Plan a safe visit.
logo

Trumpet

Native NameRag Dung
Object Number:2012-30-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Period: 20th Century
Date Made: 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1990
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper
Silver
Length: 95 cm
Outside Diameter:17.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Romaine B. Macht in memory of William E. Macht and in honor of Dr. Carl W. Friedericks, 2012

Description

Copper telescoping trumpet with silver work around edge of the bell and on three buldges along the body of the instrument. The mouthpiece is also made of silver. The silver components have a a design of a flower made up of 7 circles (six surrounding a central circle) with a leaf motif interspersed with holes. Trumpets like these were played in pairs during Buddhist religous ceremonies and were also used for calls to prayer.

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org