$3,950.00 (as of February 27, 2020, 1:30 pm)
Antique Sufi Islamic Kashkul Begging Bowl – Brass, Silver & Copper Coco-de-Mer For your consideration is a museum-quality Kashkul – a traditional offering bowl for Sufi Muslim dervish asceticsBowls like this were used for food donationsA spout on the side and hinged and finialed top lidMade of brass, with remarkable silver and copper inlay throughoutFancy Cuffic Scripture all aroundCoco-de-Mer form – a type of Nut native to the Indian Ocean (Lodoicea maldivica), symbolic of the journey of the Sufi mystic on the path leading to spiritual knowledge. Many Kashkuls were made of this nut, and fancier examples, such as this one, were made of metal and shaped to resemble itAll original and antique, including chain – 19th century, likely Indo-Persian in origin PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! Measurements: Approx. 8.5″ x 5″ x 7″ overall Weighs about 2.5 lbs. Condition: Very Good overall. Please see photos below. All original and complete. A soldering at the joint of the lid hinge, possibly from manufacture We Will Combine Shipping Whenever Possible For Your Convenience! Local Pickups Are Welcome! Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Click here to visit our eBay Store! Please e-mail us for additional photos or information that can give you a better idea about this item! Buyer is responsible for the actual shipping cost Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. To avoid any misunderstandings and in case of any doubt, please e-mail us. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information Thank you!