Weight 1.05 kilos (2 lb 5 oz). Size 19 x 10 cm (7 ½ x 4 inches)
This rare antique Lingam Singing Bowl has two extraordinary voices, both of which are concert pitch! The struck note will vary from a third octave G (196Hz) to a low second octave C (65Hz) depending upon where and how hard it is hit with a padded mallet.
Likewise with the rim note according to where and how the pressure is applied as it is played. Sometimes the notes are single and sometimes they sing together, and this is regardless of whether a suede or wooden ringer is used. There is also a C#5 harmonic.
This Lingam bowl takes the Thadobati form with its high-sided wall and flat bottom. It has fine smooth walls, a plain sheered lip, a pointed lingam at its centre with a matching navel underneath. It is in good structural condition, and is basically clean with a nice golden bronze colour.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)