Begging bowl (kashkul)

Historical period(s)
19th century
Tinned brass
H x W x D: 11 x 23.8 x 15 cm (4 5/16 x 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 in)
Iran or Afghanistan
Credit Line
Gift of Lara and Ralph Redford in honor of Massumeh Farhad
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


Afghanistan, flower, Iran

From the early 1950s to 2001
Ralph Hubbard Redford, acquired in Kabul, Afghanistan in the early 1950s [1]

From 2001
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Lara and Ralph Hubbard Redford in 2001


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ralph Hubbard Redford 1916-2013

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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