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8490 Rare Tiny Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with beautiful patina

Very cute tiny Manipuri with exterior lines and a broad inner facing rim. The bowl has beautifully consistent original hammermark patina, a very rare piece. Extremely high fundamental tone for this style. It is unusual to see Manipuri over 400 Hz and this bowl is over 600, well into the 5th octave. Definitely a bowl to tap in your hand with a hard mallet to bring up the sound. The high strike tone is just the beginning of a series of even higher pitches. Longevity is surprisingly good on a single tap, however I’m pretty sure most people will enjoy continual tapping which keeps the volume up at the higher end of the soundscape. For such a tiny bowl only a tiny wand will do for playing the rim. Purple Amaranth is best, the roughness of the grain is best for grabbing the edge. With overtones at D#6, A6, G#7.

Widest Diameter: 3 5/8 inHeight: 1 1/4 in
Weight: 0.3 lbs = 122 grams
Size: Tiny
Overall Thickness: AverageApprox Rim Thickness: 1/8 “
Bowl Type: Manipuri
Artwork and etching state of preservation -  Exterior: Sharp  Interior: Worn Smooth
Features: Rare & Distinctive, Adorned, Thick Rim
Musical Note: D# 5, High OctaveApprox Frequency: 608 Hz
Bowl Number: 8490

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$375

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