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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl.  Notes: B3 & F5 (Crown & Heart Chakras)
Weight 891 grams (1 lb 15 ½ oz).   Size 17 x 8.5 cm (6 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches)

Extremely Rare & Beautiful Antique Bell Lingam Singing Bowl – Concert Pitch B3

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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl.  Notes: B3 & F5 (Crown & Heart Chakras)
Weight 891 grams (1 lb 15 ½ oz).   Size 17 x 8.5 cm (6 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches)

 

This extremely rare and beautiful antique bell-shaped Lingam Singing Bowl is the finest I have come across in over 35 years of collecting.  Antique singing bowls are sometimes described as ‘resting bells’ and it’s true to say that bell-shaped bowls with their high walls and flared rims almost invariably have lovely singing voices.  They are also very uncommon, with perhaps one in several thousand bowls possessing the subtle bell form.  Antique Lingam bowls are also incredibly rare, much more so...so finding a bowl such as this that combines the bell form with a lingam is really special indeed, and almost unique.

 

  

This bowl (circa 1800) with its thick even wall and regular and slightly sloping lip, has been superbly crafted.  The lingam at its centre is surrounded and defined by 2 sets of concentric circles, and matched underneath by a neat navel or yoni. There are also several decorative bands encircling the outer wall.

 

 

It is a very responsive bowl that readily sings.  The fundamental note is a lovely third octave B (250Hz) when struck, and a virtually concert pitch B (248Hz) when played around the rim with a suede ringer.  The rim note changes to a fifth octave F (684Hz) with a wooden ringer.

 

The structural condition of this antique bowl is excellent. It has the most glorious golden antique bronze colour, and the aged patina of long use and antiquity.  It’s one of my personal favorites, and quite hard to part with.

 

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

 

Note: Audio clips coming soon.

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