This is a really rare and special Antique Lingam Singing Bowl with ultra-fine walls and a lovely bell-like form. The walls are clean and sensually smooth, and it sits comfortably in the palm of the hand for playing.
There is a perfect lingam at its centre surrounded by pairs of concentric circles that repeat at spaced intervals up the inner wall. There is a neat matching navel or yoni underneath and some fine lines around the belly.
The fundamental note is a third octave G (196Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer, and an exceptionally high sixth octave C (1031Hz) when played with a wooden ringer. Unusually, it also has some talking ability when played with a little water inside.
A rare and beautiful bowl in superb 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)