Ketab (healing scroll)

Unidentified Eritrean maker


18th or 19th century

Pigments on vellum

Overall: 3 3/4 × 66 15/16 in. (9.5 × 170 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Joel Whiting



Place Made: Asmara, Eritrea, Eastern Africa, Africa


18th-19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.


Collected by Joel Whiting, Asmara, Eritrea (formerly Ethiopia), early 1960's; given to present collection, 1965.

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