Monks blowing radung, Kundeling

Monks blowing radung, Kundeling
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Four Gelugpa monks blowing ceremonial horns on the roof of Kundeling monastery. Two blow extendable trumpets, or radung, the ends of which are supported on ornate gilt trumpet stands decorated with eight auspicious Buddhist emblems and floral motifs. The monks wear yellow hats, maroon robes, brocade holy water bottles and felt and leather boots. Cylindrical Banners, which are auspicious emblems used as roof decoration, are decorated with pearls of wisdom and a trident on the top. The banner in the foreground is especially elaborate

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1998.131.373.1
Format
 
Contact Print
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa. Kundeling
Photographer
 
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Date
 
14/02/37

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