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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Sudan
Title: Writing Board
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1975
Creation Date: 20th century
Creation Place: Sudan, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Drawing Instruments
Materials and Techniques: wood
Dimensions: Length: 17 3/4"; width: 10"
Description: Flat, rectangular wooden writing board with a crescent-shaped handle at the top; top of crescent notched and handle throat open in center with horizontal linear incising at top and bottom on one side; traces of Arabic calligraphy in black ink on both sides of the board; dark brown patina.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 75.36.254
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Herbert S. Zim, 1975
Context: A writing board for children learning and practicing Arab calligraphy. Texts from the Koran are usually copied for practice; black ink may be washed off and the board reused. Some boards belong to teachers, with the texts written on them as examples for students.
AMICA ID: BCM_.75.36.254
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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