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Prayer Scroll
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Prayer Scroll


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Description Inscribed prayer scrolls were worn as protective devices. They contained prayers against evil and to request wishes as diverse as luck in love, relief from headaches, and the protection of domestic animals. This scroll was copied beautifully in an early nineteenth-century hand. The top of the scroll is decorated with a geometric headpiece, while a standing angel drawing a sword graces the mid-section.
Provenance Given to Rev. R. K. Le Fleur, ca. 1970 (?); given to Walters Art Museum, 2014.
Credit Gift of Rev. R. K. Le Fleur, 2014

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Period
19th century
Medium
ink and paint on parchment
(Leather)
Accession Number
W.930
Measurements
H: 74 13/16 × W: 3 15/16 in. (190 × 10 cm)
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