Antique Tibetan Lingam Singing Bowl. A3 (Third Eye Chakra)
Weight 4 lb 13¼ oz. (2.19 kilos). Size 25 x 12 cm (10 x 4¾ inches)
This is an exceptionally large and heavy antique Lingam Singing Bowl (circa 1800) in a fabulous state of preservation, and with a glorious third octave A voice (224Hz) that is close to concert pitch. The struck and played notes are the same A3. The struck note is particularly beautiful and has very long sustain, while the rim note has an excellent pulse.
This golden bronze bowl has a lovely shape with thick curved walls that flair slightly towards the rim, and a wide grooved and level lip. It has a large pointed lingam at its centre, and a superb deep navel underneath. A single decorative incised line, now very faint, encircles the bowl below the outer rim.
This bowl is a delight to hold and play. It is so smooth to the touch, inside and out, that it’s hard to imagine it was originally hammered into shape, and that the surface has been worn smooth through years and years of handling and use. It is in excellent condition for its age, clean and virtually blemish-free but with a hint of ancient patina inside and out. It has a delicious deep golden colour that one could easily mistake for the precious metal itself!
A padded striker and a suede-wrapped ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes, the first with the bowl placed on a cushion and the second with it hand-held, and 1 played rim note also with the bowl hand-held).
Note: We are currently blessed with several very similar large (8 to10 inch) antique Lingam bowls with different voices. Please contact us here if you are seeking a particular note or chakra.