Gong - Pronssi - Gong de village ou de monastère. - Burma - 1900-luvun alkupuoli

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Gong - Pronssi - Gong de village ou de monastère. - Burma - 1900-luvun alkupuoli
Fair condition, see description

DESCRIPTION

Imposing Burmese Gong in bronze, used in Buddhist ceremonies, or to do a call within the village.

It is sold with its custom-made stand in steel.

In the case of monasteries’ gongs, these gongs were often offered to monasteries by families during the novitiate. Lovely patina due to its age. The composition of the bronze used for gong castings, named copper alloy, is composed of copper (78%) and tin (22%). These metals are relatively soft, but the alloy of these two elements creates a metal which is harder and less ductile, but which is also more flexible than one of these metals alone.

This metallic combination produces a material resistant to age-related wear. Thus, the forces keeping these two metals together rather cause vibrations than cracks when the gong it struck, creating a tone of resonance.

In the Buddhist tradition, a gong can be cast by using 5 metals (copper, tin, zinc, iron and lead), representing the five wisdoms of Buddha, and even sometimes seven metals, by adding gold and silver.

The centre of the gong is concave on one side, where it was struck.

It offers a heavy and slightly “worn” sound, like it is often the case for ancient gongs.

Very beautiful, ancient and very decorative object.

Good overall condition, but it bears the traces of its age and use (have a look at the pictures).

47 cm of diameter.

It will be carefully packaged and sent by insured mail with track & trace via Bpost.

Kohteen tiedot
Object
Gong
Material
Pronssi
Period
1900-luvun alkupuoli
Region/ Country of origin
Burma
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Gong de village ou de monastère.
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
470×470×70 mm
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