Gyaling horn, Tibet.
A gyaling is a traditional Tibetan musical instrument used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals, ceremonies, offerings, announcements and various functions. It is a reed instrument that uses continuous or cyclic breathing and is very similar to the Western oboe. Very tricky to learn! (see link below).
This old gyaling is made of wood adorned with copper and beautifully crafted brassware, red and turquoise glass paste and has an ornate mouthpiece.
Condition: Showing obvious age, an aged bronze colour with greenish oxidation, age crack in the wood, min. dam., traces of glue, one little piece of glass is missing, date unknown.
Length 54 cm - 21.3 inch. Widest point 13 cm - 5.1 inch.
Watch Gyaling playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QyQb-fMND4
Listen Gyaling music: http://wn.com/Gyaling