Rkang gling, short trumpet, with shallow cup-shaped mouthpiece anb bell in the shape of the head of a sea-monster (makara [Sanskrit]). A pair with M85-1981.
The rkang-gling is a short trumpet associated with Tibetan Buddhism. Most examples are made of metal and are played in pairs, like other wind instruments in the Tibetan monastery band. One of their functions is to announce the appearance of the dancers in ‘cham, ritual dances.