University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-201-704
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Morocco
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Talcott Williams, 1898

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.


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