Antique Tibetan Lingam Singing Bowl. A3 (Third Eye Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 9 ¼ oz. (1.17 kilos). 20 x 9.5 cm (approx. 8 x 3 ¾ inches)
This is a rare large Thadobati-shaped antique Lingam singing bowl with a particularly nice third octave A fundamental when stuck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer.
It is a very nicely proportioned bowl that is almost archetypal ‘singing bowl’ in its general form with a high-sided wall that gently curves in towards the rim. It has a nice centrally placed pointed lingam, and a very neat navel on the underside.
There are two decorative narrow bands of small punched triangles just below the outer rim, and a pair of incised parallel lines encircles the widest point of its belly. This is an ancient bowl, believed to date from the 19th century (or earlier) and any other decorative features it may have had have been worn away with the passage of time, but it is a well forged bowl that remains attractive and structurally sound. It has a beautiful antique golden bronze colour inside and out and is virtually free of stains and blemishes.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded mallet, and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note)