Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Tibetan Buddhist ritualistic bone flute, or kangling. The kangling produces a wailing sound, meant to create a mystical atmosphere during tantric rituals. It is played as a gesture of fearlessness and as a way of cutting off the ego. With silver mounts intricately decorated with floral motifs and inlaid with coral. One of the ends has a silver loop to be worn as a pendant. Provenance Ashby Collection

Dates 19th century Dimensions: 1 1/4" w x 3" long
item #1403868