14 Antique Large Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Cymbal Bronze Alloy Rol mo Cymbal 19th c
In tibet, artistic creation is intimately tied to religious practice. It expresses spiritual images, internal visions, making them accessible to the senses thanks to a material representation. High, bright, and penetrating sound, clearing. They are made of a secret bronze alloy and have a pure and clear sound when they come in contact. Two bronze cymbals with medium central knobs. This particular piece was acquired by my brother back in 90′ s from a tibetan dealer, this antique rol mo surface looks nice and clean but with careful inspection, i found approx 5 crack in one of the cymbals which suggest its been on practice frequently. It still sounds normal. Perfect 18th century rol mo are disappearing. Rol mo is used in tibetan music to provide the structural outline and rhythmic articulation in ritual chant, as well as to provide rhythmic impetus in the instrumental ensemble. However, tibetan cymbal playing is not only viewed as useful for rhythmic and time-keeping purposes but is a sensitive ritual in itself. The number of cymbal beats in a chant forms a complex mathematical structure with great symbolic value. Every beat, for example, consists of three parts: the initial stroke, the accelerating pulse(s), and the concluding hum. The rol mo is traditionally played in a roughly horizontal (diagonal) position, utilizing short vertical strokes. However, other playing positions can also be found in different monasteries that follow different traditions. Weight: 1.808 kg. This item is made of bronze.