Koong-ling, an end blast trumpet made of a right human femur, served round with brass wire, with copper mountings; open rectangular bell mouth of copper, embossed. The Embouchure is of the bare bone.
Place details: ASIA. India / West Bengal Darjeeling. Cultural Group: Southern Asia, Lepcha: Local Name: KOONG-LING Materials: Human Bone / Brass Metal / Copper Metal / ?. Processes: Perforated / Bound / Covered / Embossed / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 375 mm Max Diam [mouth hole] = 16 mm Max Diam [bell] = 58 mm Field Collector: James Alexander Gammie When Collected: By 1887 Other Owners: James Alexander Gammie PRM Source: James Alexander Gammie / Oxford University Museum of Natural History Acquired: Donated / Transferred May 1887
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Trumpet / CLASS: Music / Ritual and Ceremonial / Religion / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 4. MUSIC NAME: Trumpet.
Publications history, trails & websites: P.H. POTT, INTRODUCTION to the TIBETAN COLLECTION of the NATIONAL MUSEUM of ETHNOLOGY, LEIDEN, MEDELINGEN VAN HET RIJKSMUSEUM VOOR VOLKENKUNDE, LEIDEN, nos 8-9