staff (general & multipurpose)

Brass head for a processional staff, in the form of a right hand, representing the hand of Fatima. With engraved decoration and inscriptions within cartouches on the palm. Crease marks and nails indicated on the fingers and thumb. Haft missing on acquisition.

This staff head represents the "Five Pillars of Islam"

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