18th – 19th century
papier mâché, painted in watercolour; magnitized needle under glass
6cm (height); 7cm (diameter)
The schematic depictions around the Ka‘bah on the top of the lid include Zamzam and the minbar of the Haram. A view of the Meccan sanctuary replaces the word junub (‘south’) on the interior. The names of Allah and Muhammad alternate with the phrase ma sha’a Allah (‘Whatsoever God wills’) on the sides.