Antique Bell-Shaped Tibetan Singing Bowl. Eb4 Note (Solar Plexus Chakra)
Weight 3 lb 2 ¾ oz (1.44 kilos). 20 x 9.5 cm (approx. 8 x 3 ¾ inches)
This is a large bell-shaped Thadobati Singing Bowl of a type rarely seen these days (circa 18th Century) with very thick and slightly splayed walls. The characteristic sloping lip is grooved, but any other decorative features it may have possessed have been worn away with the passage of time. This old bowl is unusually heavy for its size and its thick walls would have been a considerable challenge to forge. The condition of this bowl is excellent. It has bags of character, wonderful patina, great colour, and look and feel of antiquity.
This bowl is distinguished as much by its singing and talking voice as its physical character. The fundamental note is a mid octave Eb that is almost concert pitch. The note is the same whether struck with a heavy padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. With a little water inside it also has a good talking voice when rocked back and forth while striking or playing.
A large double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played note)