Multicoloured drum

 

19th century, Tibet, damaru, wood with skin, cloth and shells, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

These drums were originally made with two skullcaps and decorated with silk ribbons.

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Aerophone

Rkangling, 19th century
Bone; L. 39.4cm (15 1/2in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.2562)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/505032

Originally, these ceremonial ‘trumpets’ were made from the thigh bone of a dead lama.

Shell horn with engraving/Cor fait avec un coquillage

Conch shell horn, Tibet, thought to be 19th century, the engraving represents Vajrapani in his wrathful  form

Conch shell horn, Tibet, silver overlay with turquoise and coral inlay, thought to be 19th century, the engraving represents Vajrapani in his wrathful form.

Instrument rituel fait avec un coquillage recouvert d’argent incrusté de turquoise et de corail, Tibet, probablement 19e siècle, le personnage gravé est Vajrapani sous sa forme courroucée.