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637 rkang-gling

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sheep bone?; L. 22.0cm
lowest pitch: g'

A thighbone trumpet used for Buddhist rituals. Usually used in pairs. The metal around the mouth hole is missing, and there is no decoration. This kind of simple rkang-gling is used in divinations.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan