Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: A3 & D5 (Third Eye & Sacral Chakras)
Weight 624 grams (1 lb 6 oz). Size 18.5 x 8 cm (7 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches)
This is a very rare antique Remuna-Lingam Singing Bowl with an excellent low third octave A3 (216Hz) 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 (583Hz) with a wooden ringer.
This unusual Lingam Singing Bowl has the body and sonic characteristics of a Remuna bowl. It has the classic Remuna form with its fine gently curved conical walls, sheered lip, and decorative bands encircling the rim…but with the rare added feature of a prominent pointed lingam surrounded by circles at its centre, and a matching navel or yoni underneath. There are also some decorative circles on the bottom, together with a few tiny inclusions. These appear as raised pimples in the surface and are dust or grits present in the molten bronze mixture during the bowl’s manufacture, and evidence of the primitive conditions under which it was forged.
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. With a diameter of 7 ¼ inches it’s a large bowl for a Remuna-Lingam, and its fine walls make it relatively light for its size.
This antique bowl is in excellent structural condition, clean and virtually stain-free, with a nice golden bronze colour and an aged patina.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
A particularly lovely example of this very rare bowl form!
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)