Cambodian Gong in bronze which was used in Buddhist ceremonies. These gongs were often offered to monasteries by families during the novitiate. Of poor sound quality. 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 causes 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.
Sold with a custom-made stand in steel.
36 cm of diameter. Height, including the stand: 52 cm.
Good condition, very lovely patina due to its age and use.
It will be packaged with care and sent by insured mail with track & trace via Bpost.
- Inizio XX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Gong de monastère.
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 360×360×50 mm