Writing Board



From: Morocco

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-201-704
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Morocco
Section African
Materials Wood
Inscription Language Arabic Language

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.

Height 42 cm
Width 33.5 cm
Credit Line Williams Moroccan Expedition; Talcott Williams and Sophia Wells Royce Williams, 1898

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