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MS Or 516 Wooden writing tablet for teaching grammar and religion

Title

Wooden writing tablet for teaching grammar and religion

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Call number

MS Or 516
(New York, NY. 10027, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

Columbia University

Origin

Item is undated, probably produced in the late 19th century.
Date
between 1875-1906?
Place
Tangier

Summary

A trapezoid shaped writing tablet used for studying the Qurʼān; no handle; hole drilled through the upper center. The recto is mostly flat with water and scratch marks. A few words of Arabic including the name Abī Yasʻad ibn Aḥmad and a faint English description of the item are visible. The back of the tablet is rounded with a geometric drawing.

Notes

Extent

1 tablet : 345 x 167 mm (at center) x 5 mm

Support

Wood

Layout

  • Four lines of Arabic alternating with eight lines of English.
  • Decoration

    Geometric drawing on verso.

    Script

  • Written in maghribī.
  • Provenance

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