Qur'an in leather pouch

Item

Title

Qur'an in leather pouch
religious token

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Sudan; Omdurman, Sudan; Mahdi; religion; koran; Quran; campaign mementoes; Camel; ethnography; World Cultures; skin, animal; bag, skin; battles
Ephemera

Description

Extracts from the Qur'an on parchment, cased in camel hide and used by anṣār as protection against bullets. The Qur'an is bound in leather, with stamped circular patterns with internal crosses. There is a leather two-ply carrying strip and a flap that closes the book. The small pouch in front contains half a wooden comb. [FHM 25/09/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

1896
1898

Format

Height 110mm; Length 95mm; Height 120mm; Length 95mm; Diameter 27mm; Height 47mm; Length 52mm
wood; leather; paper; leather

Identifier

5001.44
ES44

Source

Royal Engineers Museum

Language

Rights

© Royal Engineers Museum