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The Southwark scroll *

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: Scroll bought back by the 4th regiment

Where: Southwark’s Cuming Museum, 211 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

According to the catalogue entry, it is “a scroll of rolled cloth, from a Hegab or charm bracelet. It is inscribed with a passage from the Koran”. It said it was “brought to England by the 4th regiment in 1868”.

Dimensions: 250 x 80 x 40 mm
Object number: C05286