Antique Remuna-Lingam. Notes G#3 & D5 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)
Weight 667 grams (1 lb 7 ½ oz). Size 17 x 10 cm (6 ¾ x 4 inches)
This is a rare and exceptionally pretty medium-size antique Remuna-Lingam Singing Bowl with a third octave G#3 (203-206Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave D5 harmonic (598Hz) with a wooden ringer. This bowl is self-amplifying.
This unusual Lingam Singing Bowl has the body and sonic characteristics of a Remuna bowl. It has the classic Remuna form with its fine slightly globular wall, sheered lip, and decorative bands encircling the rim…but with the rare added feature of a 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 light for its size. The smooth upper part of the outer wall contrasts nicely with the hammer-marks below.
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.
This bowl is believed to date from the 18th century. It is in excellent structural condition, clean and stain-free, but with evidence of a small repair or patch in the wall that might have been made during the forging process. It has no impact on the beauty or sound of this lovely bowl, but the reduced price reflects this cosmetic issue. It has a nice golden bronze colour and an aged patina, and is a delight to play.
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)