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)

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


Chang pot

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood and metal overlay, Tibet Collection at the Liverpool Museum (UK).

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood with brass and copper overlay, Liverpool Museum Tibet Collection (UK).

Shaped like a duck, this jug was possibly used to serve chang (a cereal-based alcohol). There is a lotus bud finial on the lid and medallions with Kirtimukha and auspicious symbols around the body.