Antique Tibetan Lingam Singing Bowl. F#3 (Heart Chakra)
Weight 4 lb 4 ¾ oz. (1.95 kilos). 24 x 11.5 cm (approx. 9 ½ x 4 ½ inches)
With a 9 ½-inch diameter and weighing almost 2 kilos (4 ¼ pounds) this is an exceptionally large and heavy antique Tibetan Lingam bowl. Lingam bowls of ANY size are very rare, and this size and quality even more so.
The sound of this bowl is awesome…a low third octave F# whether stuck or played around the rim. The stuck note is a glorious pulsating note that one could listen to for hours, while the rim note is equally seductive and beautiful. Surely one of the sweetest sounding bowls you are likely to come across, and a wonderful addition to any collection.
This is an elegant and beautifully crafted bowl with a high-sided wall that gently curves in towards the rim. There is a superb centrally placed lingam surrounded by two sets of concentric circles, and a well-defined deep navel underneath. It has a grooved lip and some particularly nice decorative incised bands forming a collar immediately below the outer rim. These bands are ornamented with two rows of punched triangular dots. Another pair of incised lines encircle the bowl at the midpoint.
The bowl is believed to date from the 19th century (possibly earlier) and is in very good condition for its considerable age. It has a bright golden bronze colour inside and out and, apart from a small area of oxidization inside, it is very clean and shiny, and free of stains and blemishes.
A premium quality collector’s bowl! Buy it now before someone else does!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded mallet, and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played note)