Antique Singing Bowl. Note: B2 (Crown Chakra)
Weight: 1.97 kilos (4 lb 6 oz). Size: 29 x 11 cm (11 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches)
This wonderful ancient Himalayan Singing Bowl, with its unique form and ritual gashes encircling the outer wall, undoubtedly served an important ceremonial purpose. With a diameter of 11 ¼ inches and weighing virtually 2 kilos this is a large bowl. It has a rounded bottom and an unusually shallow profile. It has a regular shape for the most part, but a slightly irregular rim and lumpy surface around its shoulder, plus some tiny inclusions (dust or grits present in the molten metal mix) are evidence of primitive forging conditions and difficulty of manufacture. A band of seemingly random ritual cuts or gashes encircles the entire outer wall above the shoulder, and there is faint evidence of circles at its centre.
The fundamental note when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer is, amazingly, a low perfect pitch second octave B2 (123Hz). The chance of any antique singing bowl, especially a 17th or 18th century one, producing a perfect pitch note in a Western Chromatic Scale almost beggars belief, and must be one in several thousands! But of course this precise pitch is only pertinent to sound therapists and musicians with a particular interest in the chromatic scale. The vibrant energy of this bowl will also produce the OM sound if desired.
This incredible old singing bowl is in excellent structural condition and is basically clean and free of stains and blemishes. It has the most beautiful aged patina and the look and feel of great antiquity.
A unique and very special singing bowl!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: ( 3 struck notes and 1 played note with suede ringer)