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Name of Object:

Privateer ship flags


La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Institution:

Palais de la Rose – Musée de l’Armée

 About Higher Institute for the Study of Contemporary History of Tunisia, University of Manouba, La Manouba, Tunis

Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, fabric


This flag is divided into three sections, arranged in parallel along a long mast. The topmost flag has a red stripe and a black stripe, the middle is in the same shade of red, with three gold crescents in the centre, and the final flag is also red with a sword resembling that of the Prophet's cousin and fourth caliph, 'Ali.

Citation of this web page:

Bechir Yazidi "Privateer ship flags " in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2024. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tn;39;en

Prepared by: Bechir Yazidi
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 039

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