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Drum Drum

Drum, painted wood with skin, rope and leather, used by the Old Town Guard in Edinburgh, probably made in Edinburgh, Midlothian

Bosun's call pipe Bosun's call pipe

Bosun's call pipe or whistle of silver, engraved with anchors, the initials 'D.N.' and date 1660

Shepherd's horn Shepherd's horn

Shepherd's horn, carved all over, probably 19th century

Trumpet Trumpet

Pukaea or trumpet of wood, bound with varnished flax and decorated with carving and paua shell: Polynesia, New Zealand, Rotorua, Maori, Ngati Tuwheretoa and Ngapuhi tribes, by Henry Pona, c. 1993

Mask Mask

Mask of carved and gilded wood, with eyeballs and teeth of gilt metal, representing the evil spirit Kaname-ishi, for No drama, signed: Japan, by Deme Tōhaku Mitsutaka, 1675-1715

Koto Koto

Koto, or long zither, with thirteen strings (with bridges) stretched over a sounding-board made of lacquered wood with ivory, tortoise-shell and silver inlay, decorated on the sides with chicken in a bamboo grove: Japan

Clapper Clapper

Oblong clapper or hyoshigi of wood, used at proclamations and in theatres and processions to attract attention: Japan

Clapper Clapper

Oblong clapper or hyoshigi of wood, used at proclamations and in theatres and processions to attract attention: Japan

Violin Violin

Jing-hu or two-stringed violin with cylindrical body of wood, top covered with snakeskin: China

Violin bow Violin bow

Bow of cane and horsehair for a jing-hu or two-stringed violin: China

Drilbu Drilbu

Drilbu (handbell) of bronze, domed chamber with cast borders of dorje (sceptres) and lotus petals, handle with face of Prajnaparamita (deity) and five-pronged dorje finial, used in Tibetan Buddhist rituals representing wisdom or emptiness: Tibet, Derge, 19th century AD

Dorje Dorje

Dorje (Buddhist vajra or thunderbolt) of brass, short central section splits into five prongs converging at each end, symbolising the enlightenment of Buddhahood in rituals: Tibet, early 20th century AD

Dung-chen Dung-chen

Dung-chen (trumpet) of copper, one of pair, ornamented with chased brass mounts, used in Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies: India, Ladakh, Leh, Spituk Monastery, Tibetan, late 19th century AD

Mask Mask

Mask depicting Yamantaka, painted resin and textile in form of blue bull's head with two horns and five skull ornaments, part of a Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

Apron Apron

Apron in silk fabrics of different colours with fringe at hem, part of a Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

Collar Collar

Square collar with opening for neck, black textile centre decorated with applique dorje (thunderbolts) of different colours, and red silk border with yellow edging, part of a Cham Dance costume worn by Tibetan Buddhist monks: Tibet, 19th - early 20th century AD

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