Conch trumpet

An elaborately decorated conch shell trumpet, with extensions and a side chamber made from silver, inlaid with other precious metals and semi-precious stones of turquoise, lapiz lazuli, and mountain coral.
Artist Unknown, Tibet or Nepal
800-1900
A trumpet for ritual use in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, made of a conch shell adorned with precious metals and semi-precious stones.
Gift of Donald J. Fredman
1982/2.42A
Tuesday, September 26, 2017