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ranasringa; tubular cover

Unfinished tubular brass cover for 2006.472.4, component of proximal end of ranasringa (narsinga).

Lip-activated, trilled between one note and the note a tone above. The instrument is played standing. It accompanies the procession of the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book of the Sikhs) in the Golden Temple when it is taken from the room where it is stored every morning and evening. Most of the narsingas made by the firm are ordered by the dera sadhus.

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