Antique Tibetan Singing Bowl. B3 Note (Crown Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 2 oz (963g). 17.5 x 10 cm (approx. 7 x 4 inches)
This large antique Thadobati Singing Bowl has an interesting quality to its voice, which in part must be due to its unusually deep straight-sided walls. It sings a low third octave B and has a notably long sustain when struck. The note is the same B3 when played around the rim.
This is an old bowl; 19th century or earlier. It has seen a lot of use in its lifetime and most of its decorative features have been worn smooth, but there remains clear evidence of a dotted fringe below the rim and an intriguing series of ritual/ceremonial gashes or small digs encircling the bowl at intervals just below. Their purpose is unknown, but such markings are associated with older bowls and always add interest and value. This bowl may show signs of wear but it remains strong and structurally sound, with the patina, look, and feel of antiquity.