Weight 3 lb 11¼ oz. (1.68 kilos). Size 23 x 10.5 cm (9 x 4¼ inches)
This is a large and glorious antique Lingam Singing Bowl (circa 1800) in a fabulous state of preservation and with a voice to match…a beautiful third octave B (249Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave F (715Hz) if a wooden ringer is used. A padded striker and a suede-wrapped ringer are included in the price.
This golden bronze bowl has a lovely shape with thick curved walls and a smooth, wide, and level lip. It has a very large and pointed lingam at its centre, and a superb deep navel underneath. A single decorative incised line, now very faint, encircles the bowl below the outer rim.
This bowl is so smooth to the touch, inside and out, that it’s hard to imagine it was originally hammered into shape, and that the surface has been worn smooth through years and years of handling and use.
This beautiful singing bowl is in excellent condition for its age, and basically clean but with a hint of ancient patina inside and out. It has a delicious deep golden colour that one could easily mistake for the precious metal itself!
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, first with suede and then wood ringers)
PS. We are currently blessed with several large and nearly identical antique Lingam bowls with different voices. Please contact us here if you are seeking a particular note or chakra.