Weight 931 grams (2 lb 0 ¾ oz). Size 29 x 12.5 cm (9 x 5 inches)
This beautiful singing bowl is one of my all-time personal favourites…a real gem! It is a very rare and exceptionally large antique Remuna-Lingam with a wonderful low concert pitch third octave F3 (175-176Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave C5 harmonic (516Hz) with a wooden ringer. This bowl is self-amplifying.
This unusual Lingam Singing Bowl has the body and sonic characteristics of a large Remuna bowl. It has the classic Remuna form with its fine gently curved walls, sheered lip, and decorative bands encircling the rim…but with the rare added feature of a prominent pointed lingam surrounded by circles at its centre, and a matching navel or yoni underneath.
It has been superbly crafted with the finest of walls and is incredibly light for its size, and a delight to play.
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. With a diameter a little over 9 inches it’s a large bowl for a Remuna or a Lingam.
This bowl is believed to date from the 17th or 18th century. It is in excellent structural condition, clean and stain-free, with a nice golden bronze colour and an aged patina.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a striker, and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
A rare treasure with a stunning voice!
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)