Miniature Islamic rosary, misbaha, of great age. 99 copper beads strung on a three-ply wool in three sections, divided by two copper stops, containing 33 beads each. These represent the three sections of the Koran, each section of which contains 33 stanzas. The number of beads are also said to represent the 99 known attributes of God. There is a blue tassel bound in copper wire.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com