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White marble funerary stele, Sané necropolis (Gao region), 12th – 13th c. AD, 88 x 44 cm.

White marble funerary stele, Sané necropolis (Gao region), 12th – 13th c. AD, 88 x 44 cm.

© Musée national du Mali
Parchment manuscript, Timbuktu, 13th – 17th c. AD, 26.5 x 41 cm

Parchment manuscript, Timbuktu, 13th – 17th c. AD, 26.5 x 41 cm

© Musée national du Mali
Leather-bound paper books, Timbuktu, 13th – 17th c. AD, 22 x 18 cm

Leather-bound paper books, Timbuktu, 13th – 17th c. AD, 22 x 18 cm

© Musée national du Mali

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Material
Stone | Sandstone | Marble | Paper | Paper and parchment | Leather
Type
Documents | Plaques | Steles | Religious and ceremonial objects
Details
Steles : Stone plaques (marble, sandstone) with Arabic writing. | Manuscripts : Parchment, paper. From Timbuktu, Djenné, Gao, Kayes and Ségou. | Mostly written in Arabic. Individual pages or entire books, sometimes leather-bound, with or without | illuminations.
Red List
Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Mali
Period
12th – 18th century AD