Large and Heavy Antique Thadobati Ceremonial Lingam Singing Bowl

3069 Large and Heavy Antique Thadobati Ceremonial Lingam Singing Bowl

Extra thick large thadobati lingam bowl. Great example of this rare very old type with a smooth finish and a lingam that appears to contain different metal than the bowl. Evident etching inside and out. The most likely date for this bowl is 15th to 17th century. We acquired this bowl in 2012. Impressive soundscape with an initial dual tone impression with a solid overtone and pulsing bass accompanied by two higher notes.  Excellent sustain with a fast woo-woo as the strongest and longest part.  This big bowl sings great with the L8 large precision mallet which accentuates the harmonious overtones.  It needs the stability of the largest ringing sticks N105 or N108 to manage the rim sound. Same tone wood or leather. Very difficult to come across old ceremonial bowls with this size and sonic coherence. With overtones at D6, C7, G#7.

Bowl Type: 

Thadobati

Thickness: 

Extra Thick

Widest Diameter: 8 1/8 in
Height: 3 1/4 in
Bowl Size: 

Large

Weight: 3.2 lbs = 1470 grams
Rim Type: 

Broad in with Lines

Rim Thickness: 

1/2"


Artwork and etching state of preservation:
Exterior

Fair

Interior

Good

Features: 

Lingam, Ceremonial


Musical Note: 

G

 

4

Middle

Octave

Approximate Frequency: 

394

 Hz


Bowl Number: 3069
$2,400

In stock

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