Astrolabe, c.1650

Made:
1645-1655 in Iran

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Small planispheric astrolabe with Arabic script with five plates and a rete with silver studs, may be Persian, c. 1650. The reverse side is engraved with a universal Gemma Frisius projection scale IC 1057 [international checklist].

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1951-287
Materials:
brass and silver
type:
astrolabe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Miss E. Court