Exhibition: The Astrolabe, East and West
/ From sixteenth-century Persia
From sixteenth-century Persia
This is an early example of the strong tradition of astrolabe making in Persia (modern Iran) that stretches into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Astrolabe, by Muhammad Amin ibn Amirza Khan an-Nakha'i, Persian, 1587/8 (Inv. 52399)
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