Islamic protective charm comprising a long scroll of paper backed with canvas on which inscriptions in form of numerous quotations from the Qur'an have been written, together with several magical signs and symbols, painted in red green and yellow. The most prominent image is that of 'zulfiqar', the twin-bladed sword of the Prophet Muhammed.

An00013335 001 l

Thing

Made Of
canvas, paper
Type of Thing
scroll, charm
Subject
islam, arms/armour
Techniques
painted

Place

Found In
Zanzibar
Made In
Crimea

Time

Acquired In
1983
Made
19thC(late)

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