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Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl. Notes: C#3 & F#5 (Root & Heart Chakras)

Weight 912 grams (2 lb 0 ¼ oz).  Size 22 x 7.5 cm (8 ½ x 3 inches)

Large 19th Century Manipuri Singing Bowl with Sun Motifs – C#3

Availability: In Stock
Price: £500.00

Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl. Notes: C#3 & F#5 (Root & Heart Chakras)

Weight 912 grams (2 lb 0 ¼ oz).  Size 22 x 7.5 cm (8 ½ x 3 inches)

 

This is a large antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with an abundance of decorative artwork including a circle of sun motifs (dots surrounded by circles) at its centre and all around the rim.  There is also a pair of decorative incised lines encircling the inner wall a little below the rim.  The outer wall retains some forging hammer marks while the interior is smooth.

 

 

The fundamental note is a third octave C#3 (135Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer.  The rim note changes to a fifth octave F#5 (721Hz) with a wooden ringer.  It is a responsive bowl and easy to play.

 

 

This old bowl has seen a lot of use in its time but remains structurally sound and basically clean, but with an aged patina.  The darker spots inside could probably be removed with a little effort if desired.

 

Decorated Manipuri singing bowls of this size are now very rare.

 

A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.

 

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