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Islamic talisman manuscript. Western Africa c. 1800.
Department of Oriental and Judaica Collections, Cod. Arab. CCCII

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Fols. 172v-173r (vol. 2)

The text consists of prayers, invocations, and magic texts written in a typical African Arabic hand, which is somewhat angular and lacks the refined elegance apparent in the Koran manuscripts calligraphed in Persia.

16.5 x 11 cm.

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