Wooden Koranic board with two leather amuletic cases, Nigeria, 1880-1920

Made:
1880-1920 in Nigeria
maker:
Hausa people

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Wooden Koranic board, with two small leather amuletic cases attached, northern Nigeria, 1880-1920.

A wooden Koranic board from Nigeria with two small leather amuletic cases attached to the handle. Extracts from the Koran are written onto the board. The words are washed off with water, which the patient then drinks.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A651700
Materials:
case, leather, leather, wood
type:
board
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