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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Hopkinson,B3.9

  • Description

    Six monk musicians on the roof of the house of Chania (in Gyantse?), accompanying the reading of sacred texts which was usually done as an act of piety, or if someone in the house was sick. The instruments include (from the left) shawms, telescopic trumpets and conches. Spirit catchers can be seen behind the monks.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1927
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 20 centimetres
    • Width: 25.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        annotation
      • Inscription Content

        "F9" on back
  • Curator's comments

    Biography: Lhalungpa, L. 1983: p136. for reference on dried human heads. BM Ref.Nos OA 1933.5-8.38a and OA 1933.5-8.38b Telescopic trumpets, Tibet 18th century. BM Ref.No OA 1933.5-10.1a Conch-shell trumpet, Tibet 18th century. BM Ref.No OA 1946.7-13.13 A pair of shawms.

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990s

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: BM

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    Hopkinson,B3.9

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