Unusual Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Note: A4 (Third Eye Chakra)
Weight 1.08 kilos (2 lb 6 oz). Size 18 x 10 cm (7 x 4 inches)
This rare antique Lingam Singing Bowl has an extraordinary pot-like shape which leads me to think it might have been crafted with a special ritual purpose in mind, such as the preparation of herbal remedies or as a vessel for anointing.
Nonetheless it remains a singing bowl with an interesting A4 voice (432Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet and 430hz when played around the rim with a suede or wooden ringer. It is also slightly self-amplifying.
This bowl has been beautifully and skillfully crafted. Its walls are both thick and even, with a strong flanged lip and a gracefully rounded bottom. The lingam at its centre is surrounded and defined by circles, and there is a matching navel or yoni underneath.
In addition to its unique shape this bowl also features multiple decorative lines from its rim to below the midpoint on its on its outer wall. This feature is typically only found on rare pot-shaped antique singing bowls. Furthermore, the fact that there is a Lingam inside makes this bowl all the more special and unique as Lingam bowls are associated with sacred functions and are particularly rare .
This fascinating bowl is believed to date from the 1800s. It has an antique golden bronze colour and is in excellent condition, clean and free of stains and blemishes but with an aged patina.
A really unique antique Lingam Singing Bowl – one for the collector!
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 with wood ringer).