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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.
- Length: 20 centimetres
- Width: 25.5 centimetres
Inscription Content"F8" on back
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 cenury. BM Ref.No OA 1946.7-13.13 A pair of shawms.
- Topographic representation of: Gyantse (?)
- (Asia,China,Tibet,Gyantse Region,Gyantse)
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Object reference number: RPA201
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