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Antique Singing & Healing Bowls
A Unique Collection of Rare and Beautiful Sacred and Ceremonial Himalayan Singing Bowls for Sale
Antique Singing & Healing Bowls
A Unique Collection of Rare and Beautiful Sacred and Ceremonial Himalayan Singing Bowls for Sale

Spectacular 17th-18th Century 11” Inscribed Antique Jambati-Lingam Singing Bowl – G3


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Antique Lingam Singing Bowl. Notes: G3 & D5 (Throat & Sacral Chakras)

Weight 1.90 kilos (4 lb 3 oz).  Size 28 x 12 cm (11 x 4 ¾ inches)

This spectacular antique Lingam Singing Bowl is one of the largest antique Lingam bowls I have encountered in over 35 years of collecting rare bowls, and one of very few Jambati-Lingams.

With an incredible diameter of 11 inches and weighing nearly 2 kilos its enormous size, age, superior quality, unique form, inscription, and fabulous voice all combine to make it one of the most desirable and collectable of antique singing bowls, and its next lucky guardian can rest assured they have one of the rarest and finest bowls in the world.

The fundamental note is a lovely third octave G (195/6Hz) and G#3 (202/3Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer G3 (198Hz).  The rim note changes to D5/Eb5 (604-607Hz) with a wooden ringer.

When viewed from the side one could easily mistake this bowl for an exceptionally large early Jambati.  It has a gracefully curved hammered wall and a rounded bottom.  The fabulous  triangulated grooved lip and boldly incised decorative bands encircling the outer rim are a real feature.   Inside, at its centre, there is a pointed lingam surrounded by decorative circles, and underneath a navel or yoni.

It also benefits from an inscription on the outer wall; a certain indication of the importance and high esteem in which this bowl was held by a former keeper.  A small X across the rim is a ritually symbolic mark, and is so finely drawn it has no impack on the playing edge or sound.  This wonderful bowl has been expertly crafted, with walls that are much finer than usual, and its size and superior quality suggest that it might have been a ceremonial bowl commissioned for a temple or monastery.

This amazing Lingam bowl was sourced in the Indian Himalayas bordering Nepal and is believed to date from the 17th or 18thCentury.  It is in excellent structural condition, free of stains and blemishes, with a fabulous and aged patina.

Undoubtedly one of the rarest and finest antique singing bowls in the world today!

A beautiful Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker, and two different ringers are included in the price.

Antique Lingam Singing Bowls are sacred musical vessels and the rarest and most sought-after of all Himalayan bowls.  They typically have diameters of between 5 and 7 inches (23 to 28 cm).  Very occasionally one of 9 or even 10 inches will come to light, but anything larger is virtually unheard of!

Pay in 3 Option:  If required, you can pay for this fabulous rare bowl in 3 equal installments, interest free, over 3 months (possibly longer).  Your bowl will be RESERVED with the first payment, marked ’SOLD’ on the website with the second, and SHIPPED out for delivery with the final payment.  Please use the contact form to let me know if you wish to pay by installments and I will send you 3 payment invoices.

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