423.111.1 End-blown conches without mouthpiece

śankh, white conch (Xancus pyrum) shell carved with floral motifs and a mouth hole bored through the apex. Used as a trumpet.

The sound of the conch symbolises the primordial and sacred sound ‘Aum’. The flower may represent a vajra (sceptre) lotus which has two petals removed. The conch trumpet is associated primarily with temple rituals.

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