Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. F3 (179Hz) Heart Chakra
Weight 1.12 kilos (2 lb 7 ¼ oz). 20.5 x 10 cm (8 x 4 inches)
This large 19th century Lingam singing bowl has an excellent pulsating third octave F fundamental (179Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a ringer. It benefits from a well-defined engraved inscription on two lines, one above the other. Both inscriptions appear to be by the same hand, but possibly made at different times as the lower of the two is fainter and more worn.
This bowl has a flat bottom, gently curved walls and a sheared grooved lip. There are decorative dots around the outer rim and circles (now faint) around its middle. It has a central lingam and a navel underneath.
The bowl is a bright golden bronze colour, and is clean and in good structural condition.
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)