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Zangs-dung

Collapsible long trumpet made in three telescopic parts of hand-hammered copper tube, with silver cuffs, bell rim and integral mouthpiece. It has two silver ring-plates on the bell flare. Dung-chen ("long trumpets") are associated with the monastic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, and are usually played in pairs. They can also be typically identified by association with the construction material, such as brass (rag dung), copper (zangs dung) and silver (dngul dung).

  • Culture:Tibetan
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  • Decorative elements:Highly repouss√© ornamented cuffs, garland and ring-plates.
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  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 2120mm; Bell diameter: 160mm