Antique Remuna-Lingam. Notes G#4 & D6 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)
Weight 792 grams (1 lb 12 oz). Size 17 x 8 cm (6 ¾ x 3 inches)
This is a rare antique Remuna-Lingam Singing Bowl with two great voices…a middle octave G#4 (418/20Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. However, the rim note is the real star! When played with a wooden ringer it produces an incredible piercing, penetrating, pulsating and very loud sixth octave D6 (1204/5Hz). This bowl is incredibly self-amplifying!
It has the classic shape and sonic characteristics of a Remuna bowl with its slightly globular wall, sheered lip, and decorative bands encircling the outer wall…but with the rare added feature of a lingam surrounded by circles at its centre, and a matching navel or yoni underneath.
This is a superior quality bowl with a grooved lip and thicker walls than usual. There are decorative lines encircling the rim and the belly.
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 and is a delight to hold and play.
It is believed to date from the late 18th or early 19th century and is in good structural condition, clean and stain-free but with some copper oxidization.
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).