Islamic Writing Tablet inscribed with the Basmala from the Quran (Koran)

Unidentified Baganda maker


late 19th-early 20th century

Wood and black ink

Overall: 8 7/8 × 4 1/4 in. (22.5 × 10.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Uganda, Eastern Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

Art History 31.01, Arts of South Asia, Seher Agarwala, Fall 2023

History 5.08, African and African American Studies 19.01, Africa and the World, Robby Zeinstra, Fall 2023

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.


Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

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