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Kashkul (Mendicant’s Bowl)

Unknown18th century

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

Kashkuls are alms bowls. The shape of this jade kashkul is like a kamandalu. It has round body with a big opening on upper portion. The body has intricate decorations in the form of two rectangular bands with Persian inscriptionson both sides of the body. These bands are surrounded by floral buta, worked in slightly raised manner.

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  • Title: Kashkul (Mendicant’s Bowl)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 18th century
  • Location: North India
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 29.0; W: 17.5; H: 20.0 (with handle) cm
  • Original Language: Persian
  • Medium: Jade
  • Technique: Carving and Engraving
  • Script: Nastaliq
  • Accession Number: 61.504

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