[Mansa-l] Question about Al-Farouk monument

Janet Goldner art at janetgoldner.com
Tue Mar 11 17:33:22 CDT 2014


Hi Fiona,

I'm working with an artist from Timbuktu.  He says that the inscription
said Al-Farouk in Arab and in French.

Best,
Janet


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 12:42 AM, McLaughlin,Fiona <fmcl at ufl.edu> wrote:

>  Dear MANSA colleagues,
>
>  I am trying to find out what the inscription on the low cement wall next
> to the Al Farouq monument in Timbuktu said before it was defaced.  The
> inscription is (was) in green bas-relief in Arabic script, but I'm having
> trouble reading it, as are my Arabist colleagues, so maybe it's ajami
> rather than Arabic  - or perhaps the photos we have aren't very good.  If
> anyone knows, I'd very much appreciate knowing whether it was in fact
> Arabic, or another language, and what it said.
>
>  Many thanks,
>
>  Fiona Mc Laughlin
> University of Florida
>
>
>
>
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