Antique Mani Singing Bowl. F Note (Heart Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 13 oz (1.28 kilos). 15.5 x 9 cm (approx. 6 ¼ x 3 ½ inches)
This is a medium-size antique Mani Bowl that sings a fifth octave F with a frequency (698-700Hz) that is virtually perfect concert pitch (698.5Hz). 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.
This singing bowl exhibits all the characteristics of the ancient Mani form…a flat bottom, walls that taper toward the rim, and a wide flat inward-facing grooved lip. There are well-defined concentric circles at its centre and incised bands below the outer rim and around its bulbous belly.
This bowl is in exceptionally nice condition for its considerable age which could be anywhere between 200 and 400 years.
It is structurally sound and virtually free of stains and blemishes. It has a fabulous antique bronze colour with lots of patina and surface interest. It has the look and feel of antiquity. A teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
A beautiful example of this ancient bowl form!
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note)