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Object Number:
29-201-704
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Morocco
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Thin board. Hole bored near top, center, through which string is drawn to hang it up. Abrahamic prayer written in Arabic. Used in Koranic schools to practice writing; also, Koranic verses are written on them, then washed off, the ink solution then being drunk as a charm to ward off evil and sickness.
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Talcott Williams

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