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Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes a Rkang-gling as a ‘Tibetan trumpet’ and was traditionally made from a human leg bone. This example appears to be made of copper with ornamental brass sleeves and a bell in the form of a ?sea monster’s head; integral bowl-shaped mouthpiece. There is a single hoop on the underside of the bell for a carrying strap.

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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 433mm.