Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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instructor's writing board
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • instructor's writing board, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • wood, ink, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 16.5 x 1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0157
Label Text

Arabic script in black vegetable ink on light brown wood. Each side has the entire fatiha (the first chapter of the Qur'an) written on it. The board is rectangular with a slightly convex base and a diamond or chevron shaped protrusion on the top. The board is not flat, but instead has a very slight convex shape.