A conch [Early 18th century]

A conch. Dung. Tib. དུང (Wylie dung) or (Dharma) conch. Chö dung. Tib. ཆོས་དུང (Wylie chos dung) A plain undecorated conch shell used to attract an audience and announce the beginning of a Lama Mani performance. Red and green patterned cloth and beads attached. 18 x 10cm.. Creation dates: Early 18th century. Actual date unknown but suggested by current owner.

Custodial history: An item owned by the family of Buchen Pema Tsewang and passed down through generations of Lama Mani in Tibet. Following his death the material has been handed down to his son Pema Choephel who is not a practising Lama Manipa.

Extent and format of original material: One Conch.

Owner(s) of original material: Pema Choephel. Material inherited from his late father, the Lama Manipa Buchen Pema Tsewang.