The kashkul was made from a part of the cocco-de-mer shell, originating from a few of the islands of the Seychelles in the Indian ocean.
Usually the kashkul was used to collect donations from worshippers to Sufi dervishes and wandering ascetics. More rarely, as in this case, it had the specific function of being a talismanic vessel for purifying water, able to alleviate the sufferings of the faithful, that can only be soothed by the words engraved by Allah.
A few signs of wear, but in perfect patina.
- Totaal aantal items
- Devotionele schenker
- Coco de Mer
- Begin 19e eeuw
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Kashkul, versatoio devozionale con iscrizioni in arabo
- Goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 34×15×13 cm