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This instrument was probably collected in Kashmir, Northern India, as part of Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton's World Trip (1889-1891). It is a collapsible long trumpet made in three telescopic parts of hand-hammered copper tube, with brass cuffs, bell rim and integral mouthpiece. It has a brass ring-plate 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).

  • Measurements:Height: 1690mm