Weight 2 lb 0 oz. (906 grams). Size 23.5 x 6.5 cm (9 ¼ x 2 ½ inches)
This is an extremely rare and rather beautiful 18th century Lingam Singing Bowl of a type sometimes associated with shamanic medicinal preparations and rituals…its low shallow form with central Lingam making it the ideal vessel for the presentation of mandalas.
This bowl has an interesting voice…a very low second octave Bb (115Hz) that likes to sing in harmony with its middle octave E (328-333Hz) harmonic. Other harmonics are also present including a fifth octave Eb. Both struck and played notes are very nice indeed, and this bowl will also produce great fountains if played with water inside.
This is a very pretty bowl with a neat mounded lingam surrounded by concentric circles, and a small navel underneath. The aged patina of the outer wall contrasts beautifully with the polished interior. A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
A truly rare and lovely bowl in excellent condition that will appeal to practitioners and collectors alike!