Antique Remuna-Lingam. Notes Bb3 & E5 (Crown & Solar Plexus Sacral Chakras)
Weight 644 grams (1 lb 8 oz). Size 16 x 7.5 cm (6 ¼ x 3 inches)
This is an exquisite and rare antique Remuna-Lingam Singing Bowl with a two lovely voices…a third octave Bb3 (235Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave E5 harmonic (665Hz) with a wooden ringer. This bowl is also self-amplifying.
This unusual Lingam Singing Bowl has the classic shape and sonic characteristics of a Remuna bowl with its fine slightly globular wall, sheered lip, and decorative bands encircling the outer wall…but with the rare added feature of a lingam surrounded by circles at its centre, and a matching navel or yoni underneath. Great attention as been paid to the aesthetic appearance of this bowl and the smooth band encircling the outer rim contrasts nicely with the hammer-marks below.
This antique bowl, unusually for a Remuna or Lingam, benefits from a dot-punched inscription on the outer wall; a sure sign of the high esteem in which it was held by a former keeper.
Lingam bowls have a very distinctive sound, and Remuna bowls are renowned for their beautiful voices and ease of play. This lovely bowl combines the best of both worlds and is a delight to hold and play.
It is believed to date from the 18th century and is in good structural condition, clean and stain-free, with a nice golden bronze colour.
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).