Writing Board - Ethiopia

A beautiful and well-used writing board, smoothed almost to a gloss with age and handling. Such boards were used to practice reading and writing, sometimes in the study of Koranic verses. Dozens of lines of delicately painted Arabic script still adorn the broad face of this lovely example, the calligraphy almost melting into the dark mahogany patination of the board's surface.

In overall good condition, repair to handle terminal.

Wood, pigment
Late 19th century
H: 21 1/2" W: 11 1/2"
Ex private Irish collection
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