Antique Mani Singing Bowl. E5 (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Weight 3 lb 10½ oz. (1.66 kilos). Size 19 x 10 cm (approx. 7½ x 4 inches)
This is a large and heavy antique Mani Singing Bowl with a superb fundamental…a powerful fifth octave E with a pronounced Mani beat. As with all Mani bowls the note is the same whether struck or played around the rim, but unlike some, this bowl is very responsive and easy to play.
In many ways this is the archetypal Mani bowl exhibiting all the characteristics of this bowl type…the flat bottom, walls that narrow toward the rim, and a wide flat inward-facing lip. There are concentric circles at its centre and incised bands below the outer rim and around its bulbous belly.
This bowl is in very nice condition for its considerable age (18th – 19th century) and is structurally sound. It has an antique gold colour and the look and feel of great age. A ringer is included in the price.
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