Exhibition: The Astrolabe, East and West
/ Gift to a mosque
Gift to a mosque
An inscription on the back tells us that this instrument was a gift to a mosque in Fez. Inside the mater is a perpetual calendar for the Muslim and Christian years.
Astrolabe, by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Battuti, North African, 1733/4 (Inv. 51459)
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