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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: G#3 & D5 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)

Weight 1.44 kilos (3 lb 2 ¾ oz).  Size 21.5 x 10.5 cm (8 ½ x 4 inches)

Rare Superior Quality Large & Heavy 19th Century Perfect Pitch G#3 Lingam Bowl

Availability: In Stock
Price: £1,250.00

Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: G#3 & D5 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)

Weight 1.44 kilos (3 lb 2 ¾ oz).  Size 21.5 x 10.5 cm (8 ½ x 4 inches)

 

This large antique Lingam Singing Bowl has much thicker than average walls and is therefore unusually heavy for its size. It takes the Thadobati form with gently curved high-sided walls and a flat bottom, and a sheered and finely groove lip with two bands of tiny decorative gashes around the outer rim.   At its centre is a large pointed lingam surrounded and defined by 2 sets of circles, matched by a deep navel or yoni underneath. 

 

 

The fundamental note is a rare perfect pitch third octave G#3 (208Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer.  The rim note changes to fifth octave D5 (592Hz) with a wooden ringer.

 

 

It is believed to date from the early 19th Century and is in excellent structural condition, free of stains and blemishes, with a fabulous golden antique bronze colour and aged patina.  Some tiny inclusions (dust or grits) in the molten metal mixture of copper and tin bear witness to the primitive conditions under which it was forged.  These can be seen as raised pimples underneath the bowl.

 

 

A fabulous large example of this rare bowl form!

 

A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a small padded striker, and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.

 

Antique Lingam Singing Bowls are sacred musical and ceremonial 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) and very rarely does one of this size come to light.

 

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Listen: (4 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)

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