Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. G5 Note (777-782Hz) Throat Chakra
Weight 0.43 Kilos (0 lb 14 ½ oz). Size 11 x 5.5 cm (approx. 4 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches)
This superbly crafted bowl is quite possibly the prettiest small Lingam I have come across in 30 years of collecting. It is perfectly proportioned and sits comfortably in and on the palm of the hand for playing. It is heavy for its size with thick walls and a deeply grooved lip. The outer wall is beautifully decorated below the rim and there are incised bands encircling its belly. There is a perfect pointed lingam at its centre surrounded by circles, and underneath there is a neat navel.
This bowl also features an engraved inscription on the outer wall; something rarely seen on a Lingam bowl, especially a small one. Inscriptions are a fair indication that a former keeper held the bowl in high esteem. They always add interest and value.
The struck note is a fifth octave G# (777Hz) and the rim note has a frequency of 782Hz that is very close to perfect pitch when a wooden ringer is used.
This truely lovely little bowl is believed to date from the early 20th century, possibly a little later. It is structurally sound and in superb clean condition. A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note)