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Writing board (coranic)

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Islam has a long history in North Africa dating back to the 7th century C.E. when Arabic armies were able to take control from the Byzantine Empire. Writing boards are used in Madrasas, schools that teach children the Qur'an, to aid students in memorization of the text. A person that commits the...

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Provenance

By 1989, Galerie Majestic, Paris France; 1989, sold by Galerie Majestic to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Northern Africa, 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 64.2 x 21.2 x 1 cm (25 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2596

Medium or Technique

wood, ink

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Religious and cult objects