University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-201-704
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Morocco
Inscription Language:Arabic Language
Credit Line:Expedition in Morocco; Talcott Williams and Sophia Wells Royce Williams, 1898


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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