Weight 0 lb 15 oz. (424 grams). Size 16.5 x 5 cm (approx. 6 ½ x 2 inches)
This is an exceptionally rare antique singing bowl has a form that many would classify as a ‘Shaman Bowl’ by virtue of its extreme width to height ratio. It would be well suited to the presentation of herbs and other ingredients in a ritualistic form such a mandala, but this little bowl may have other ceremonial applications.
The fundamental struck note is a middle octave D (286Hz) while the rim note is a perfect pitch fifth octave G (784Hz) when played with a wooden ringer.
This is a really lovely bowl…beautiful to look at, to hold, and to play. Everything about it is superb quality, and it is in excellent clean condition. It is quite thick and heavy for its size, and undecorated. It has a very low profile and a wide flat bottom. The rim is gracefully flared. Shallow bowls of this kind are extremely rare. The basin features a lingam-like mound with a matching depression on the underside. again, this would be very uncommon in any type of bowl…but especially so in a bowl of this type. Indeed it is the first I have seen.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.