The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

Koranic board, 

Niger, 20th century


Koranic writing board (lawh)

weathered wood with Arabic writing in black pigment (ink)

age unknown, probably 20th century

Agadez, Niger

Tuareg people

acquired by Jack Daulton at a Koranic school in Agadez, Niger


For the type, see Thomas K. Seligman and Kristyne Loughran, eds., Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World (Los Angeles: Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University and UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2006), pp. 70, 72, 146.  See also:  Paul Salopek, “Lost in the Sahel,” National Geographic, April 2008, 34-67, at 50-51 (photograph of a child holding such a board at a Koranic school in Niger).

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