Rare Antique Tibetan Lingam Singing Bowl. G & C Notes (Throat & Root Chakras)
Weight 2 lb 8 oz (1.14 kilos). 19 ½ x 8 ½ cm (approx. 7 ¾ x 3 ½ inches)
This is a lovely example of a top-quality antique lingam bowl in superb condition. It’s simple classic lines and smooth surfaces are complimented by a rich golden colour. This is a bowl that has been well cared for during its lifetime, and is likely to have been used exclusively for Tibetan sacred or ceremonial purposes.
It has a large central lingam surrounded by engraved concentric circles, a strong triangulated and slightly stepped lip, and a very neat navel on the underside. This is one of the cleanest and prettiest antique lingam bowls to grace our collection.
However, it’s the sound that matters most…and fortunately this bowl’s good looks are matched by its voice, or rather, voices! The fundamental note is a good mid (4th) octave G when struck with a mallet…but it’s the rim note that is really special…a wonderful and very high 6th octave C sharp when played around the rim with a hard wooden ringer…a very pure and penetrating sound indeed! This bowl is very responsive and easy to play too. A bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen (2 struck notes and played note)