Rare 5.5 Antique Shaman Semi-Lingam Singing- Medicine Bowl- 19th c
This rare and beautiful antique bowl is of a type often associated with shamanic work; its shallow form making it a suitable receptacle for medicinal preparations, offerings, or the presentation of mandalas on ceremonial or ritual occasions. However, i cannot say with any certainty that any of these were its actual purpose as it also has interesting musical properties. The unusual lingam-like mound at its center does make a complimentary sound to the rim note when struck rhythmically and alternately, suggesting that this bowl has a musical function, although not necessarily its primary one. What is certain is that this rare and beautiful antique bowl was very deliberately and skillfully fashioned into its unusual shape, and this must surely have been for a reason. This bowl is believed to date from the 1800s and is in excellent structural condition. It has been expertly forged and has a flat bottom, flared wall, and a slightly downward-sloping plain rim. It features a large mound or semi-lingam at its center and a matching depression underneath. There are no visible decorative features. This item is made of bronze.
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