It would be hard to find a nicer Antique Lingam Singing Bowl than this superior quality specimen with its fabulous voice and superbly crafted features. It has beautifully proportioned walls, a perfectly even rim, and a rounded bottom. At its centre there is a pointed lingam surrounded by circles, with a matching naval or yoni underneath. A band of tiny dots decorate the outer rim, and incised lines encircle the inner and outer wall, although these are now quite faint.
This lingam singing bowl dates from the 18th Century, but is possibly older. Its walls are now so sensually smooth from centuries of handling, playing, and ritual cleaning, that it’s hard to believe they were originally beaten into shape with hammers!
The fundamental note is a fabulous third octave Bb3 (237Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave F5 (691Hz) with a wooden ringer.
This wonderful lingam is in excellent structural condition. It has the most glorious colour, and a patina that reflects centuries of service. It LOOKS its age and truly FEELS special!
This rare singing bowl is a treasure! Sheer perfection!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.