Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with Rare Date Inscription – 1865

8894 Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with Rare Date Inscription - 1865

Brassy Manipuri with an incredibly long inscription, it goes more than half way around the interior of the bowl. What is extremely rare, on in a hundred thousand is that it is inscribed with a date. The lettering is in Nepali so the calendar that applies has a different year tha the west. In our year 2018 they are in 2075. The numbers are 1 9 2 9 which translates to 1865. Wow. Complex and somewhat desultory soundscape with a mix of oscillations. You wouldn’t guess which tone comes out as the longest from the first 10 seconds of listening – but it is not the 221 HZ A. Rim play is best with wands, they can tease out the second overtone. Simple wood is fine for the first high note. With overtones at E5, D#6, A#6. Perfect A3 – 220 Hz.

Bowl Type: 

Manipuri

Thickness: 

Average

Widest Diameter: 6 1/8 in
Height: 2 1/8 in
Bowl Size: 

Medium

Weight: 0.9 lbs = 391 grams
Rim Type: 

Plain


Artwork and etching state of preservation:
Exterior

Fair

Interior

Worn Smooth

Features: 

Special Frequency, Adorned, Exceptional, Inscription, Rare & Distinctive


Musical Note: 

A

 

3

Low

Octave

Approximate Frequency: 

221

 Hz


Bowl Number: 8894
$1,000

In stock

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