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Rare Inscribed Antique Shaman Divination Bowl

Weight: 1 lb 10 ½ oz (748 grams).  Size: 10 x 1 ¾ inches (25.5 x 4.5 cm)

Rare Inscribed Antique Shaman Divination Bowl

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Rare Inscribed Antique Shaman Divination Bowl

Weight: 1 lb 10 ½ oz (748 grams).  Size: 10 x 1 ¾ inches (25.5 x 4.5 cm)

 

This antique Shaman Divination Bowl is the first of its kind to come into my possession in over 30 years of collecting singing bowls and Himalayan ritual items, although I have personally witnessed a shaman employing a similar bowl for divination with grains of rice by sifting, separating, and counting them.

 

 

This shallow hand-beaten bronze bowl, approximately the diameter of a dinner plate, has a turned-in rim to prevent its contents from escaping.   The small inscription inside is a fair indication of the high esteem in which its shaman owner held it.  It probably dates from the 18thcentury and is in excellent condition for its age.  It has a beautiful aged patina inside and out, and the look and feel of great antiquity.

 

This bowl is unlikely to have been used to produce sound like a singing bowl, but when struck the note is an interesting third octave C (128Hz) and a middle G (391Hz) when played around the rim.  A small padded striker is included in the price.

 

This rare item will appeal to collectors of shamanic ritual objects and practitioners alike.  

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