A kashkul or kashal bowl is used by a mendicant or wandering dervish who has taken a vow of poverty and used to collect donations of food. This antique example is crescent or boat shaped copper begging bowl displays ornate chasing with a footed base and is suspended by a chain link to hang over the shoulder. This form of begging bowl is found in Persia and Northern India.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 10 Depth 7 Height 5 in.