Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Ritual Object - Trumpet Stand

ཆོས་ཆས། 法器
(item no. 101505)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Material Copper
Collection Private
Catalogue # Potala Palace, Lhasa
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Long Horn Stand with dancing skeleton motif.

The long horn is set on a stand when played in a temple. The stand here is decorated with the impressive figure of a dancing skeleton couple lavishly attired. They both hold upraised a crescent moon to support and cradle the length of the long horn. In a procession, a young monk is assigned to carry the large end of the horn with a rope handle. (Text courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art, June 2005).

Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: Tibet, Treasures from the Roof of the World

Thematic Sets
Ritual Object: Main Page
Ritual Object: Musical Instruments