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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl.  Notes: F3 & B4 (Heart & Crown Chakras)
Weight 1.04 kilos (2 lb 4 ¾ oz).   Size 19 x 11 cm (7 ½ x 4 ¼ inches)

Rare Collectable 18th Century Bell-Shaped Lingam Singing Bowl - Perfect Pitch & Inscribed

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Price: £820.00

Antique Lingam Singing Bowl.  Notes: F3 & B4 (Heart & Crown Chakras)
Weight 1.04 kilos (2 lb 4 ¾ oz).   Size 19 x 11 cm (7 ½ x 4 ¼ inches)

 

Antique bell-shaped bowls have a distinctive voice and are very uncommon, with perhaps one in several thousand possessing this form.  Antique Lingam bowls are even more rare and also have a distinctive sound...so finding a bowl that combines the bell form with a lingam is really special indeed.  This is a particularly lovely bowl that also benefits from a small inscription; a sure sign of the high esteem in which a former keeper held it. 

 

The fundamental note is a nice third octave F3 (172Hz) when struck with a padded mallet that becomes concert pitch (174Hz) when played around the rim with a suede ringer.  The rim note changes to a middle B4 (485Hz) with a wooden ringer.  It is very responsive bowl and readily sings.

 

  

This old bowl shows signs of long use and probably dates from the 19thcentury.  Its finely beaten high-sided wall is subtly flared towards the top.  It has a plain sheered rim, and some faint decorative lines encircling the outer wall.  There is a neat pointed navel at the centre surrounded by two pairs of concentric circles placed some distance apart, and a matching navel or yoni underneath.

 

 

The structural condition of this antique bowl is excellent, clean and stain-free, with an interesting golden bronze surface and the look and feel of antiquity.

 

A really lovely example of this very rare bowl form, and highly collectable!

 

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

 

Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)

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