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Inventory no. 54607 - Former Display Label

50
Persian ASTROLABE
17th century

Unsigned and undated. Brass.

5 plates, for latitudes 31°, 34°, 37°, 39° and 40°, and including a tablet of horizons. The umm is engraved with a gazeteer. Most of the instrument is ornamentally engraved, and the kursî bears a hunting scene.

The back is engraved with degree, cotangent and shadow scales, a sine graph, the arcs of the signs of the zodiac, a graph of altitudes of the sun and a graph of the azimuths of the Qibla. Most of the instrument is ornamentally engraved, and the kursî bears a hunting scene?

[IC 48]
Lewis Evans Collection

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