Exhibition: The Astrolabe, East and West


The commission

This instrument is unusual in bearing the names of both the maker, who came from Trento in Italy, and the original commissioner, who lived in Bologna. We are told that 'Giulio Cesare Luchino of Bologna supervised the construction of this astrolabe for himself according to the TabulŠ Bergenses in the year 1558'.
Closeup of Astrolabe, by Giovanni Domenico Fecioli, Trento or Bologna, 1558  (Inv. 50257) Astrolabe, by Giovanni Domenico Fecioli, Trento or Bologna, 1558  (Inv. 50257)
Astrolabe, by Giovanni Domenico Fecioli, Trento or Bologna, 1558 (Inv. 50257)
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