Pilgrimage Proxy Scroll 4746

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The papyrus PPS4746 is a handwritten and hand-painted on glazed (abadi) paper using ink and watercolour. Currently in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, it was originally prepared for and owned by Umme Abbas, wife of Ghalib.

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circa 1206 CE

Inv. 4746, c. 1200 CE Proxy Pilgrimage Scroll.

Fragment features depictions of al-Safa and al-Marwa (two locations that pilgrims visit in Mecca), the city of Medina (where pilgrims visit the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad), the city of Jerusalem, which pilgrims customarily visit after the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, and al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

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