423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece

Serpentine copper horn with double bell. The decorative elements and the three bosses are of brass; the bosses contain rattling objects. Made in two sections: the proximal section covered with a brass sheath for 265mm from the mouthpiece, the distal section dividing into two distinct branches, sumounted by bells in the form of part-lion part- human heads. Telescopic joint at the middle boss. The distal boss may be a replacement, or the whole top joint might be part of another instrument. Integral mouthpiece. Painted decoration. Incised decoration on brass covering the division of the tubes. See Jeremy Montagu 'A Nepalese Double Horn' in Galpin Society Journal, Volume 17, 1964.

See Jeremy Montagu 'A Nepalese Double Horn' in the Galpin Society Journal, Volume 17, 1964

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