Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl. C4 & F#5 Notes (Root & Heart Chakras)
Weight 1 lb 0¾ oz (458g). Size 15.5 x 5.5 cm (approx. 6 x 2¼ inches)
This is a small antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with a good middle octave C fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave F# if a wooden ringer is used. A double-ended suede and wood ringer is included in the price.
This is a good quality Manipuri bowl of average weight for its size but with lots of nice decorative features.
There are several concentric circles at its centre including a band of sun motifs (punched dots surrounded by circles) and a pair of incised lines high up on the inner wall. The rim is decorated with suns, and there is a series of ritual gashes at intervals below the outer rim.
This old bowl is in excellent structural condition and has an attractive dark bronze colour.
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