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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: D3 & A4 (Sacral & Third Eye Chakras)

Weight 1.68 kilos (3 lb 11 oz).  Size 27 x 10 cm (10 ½ x 4 inches)

Rare Large 19th C. Antique Jambati-Lingam Singing Bowl – Perfect Pitch D3 - Inscribed

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Price: £5,000.00

Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: D3 & A4 (Sacral & Third Eye Chakras)

Weight 1.68 kilos (3 lb 11 oz).  Size 27 x 10 cm (10 ½ x 4 inches)

 

This wonderful superior quality antique Lingam Singing Bowl is one of the largest antique Lingams I have encountered in over 35 years of collecting rare bowls, and one of very few Jambati-Lingams.

 

 

Its enormous 10 ½ inch diameter, age, superior quality, unique form, and fabulous voice all combine to make it one of the most desirable and collectable of antique singing bowls, and its next lucky guardian can rest assured they have one of the rarest and finest bowls in the world.

 

The fundamental note is a perfect concert pitch third octave D3 (146Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer.  The rim note changes to a close to perfect pitch middle octave A4 (437Hz) with a wooden ringer.   Weighing less than 1 ¾ kilos it is possible to hold and play for an extended period rather than have it resting on a mat or cushion.

 

  

When viewed from the side one could easily mistake this bowl for a medium-size Jambati.  It has the gracefully curved hammered wall of a Jambati, a triangulated grooved lip and decorative bands encircling the outer.  But inside, at its centre, there is a magnificent raised and pointed lingam surrounded and defined by two sets of decorative circles.  And underneath is a matching large and deep navel or yoni. 

 

This bowl has been expertly crafted and difficult to forge with its fine walls, and its size and superior quality suggest that it might well have been a ceremonial bowl commissioned for a temple or monastery. 

 

This amazing Lingam bowl was sourced in the Indian Himalayas bordering Nepal and is believed to date from the 1800s, possibly earlier.  It is in excellent structural condition and free of blemishes. With the exception of two tiny stains inside the bowl it is completely stain-free, and has a fabulous antique bronze colour and aged patina.

 

Undoubtedly one of the rarest and finest antique Lingam Singing Bowls in the world today! 

 

A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, padded striker, and two different ringers are included in the price.

 

Note: Audio clips coming soon.

 

Antique Lingam Singing Bowls are sacred musical vessels and the rarest and most sought-after of all Himalayan bowls.  They typically have diameters of between 5 and 7 inches (23 to 28 cm).  Very rarely will a larger one come to light, and anything over 9 inches is virtually unheard of.  This fabulous antique bowl has an amazing 10 ½ inch diameter!

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