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Astrolabe, Indo-Persian, 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 33411
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: India Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1940-6/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 7 plates; horse; pin.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by A.E. Gunther in 1986. The Gunther Collection, initially deposited on loan in 1940 by the executors of R. T. Gunther (1869-1940), the Museum's founding Curator, was a very miscellaneous collection, and contained four astrolabes (one of them added later). Unfortunately Gunther does not record how he acquired this astrolabe. It is not included in his book The Astrolabes of the World (1932). [Source: 'A Universal Geometry: the Astrolabe East and West'; Museum of the History of Science cataloguing project supported by the Designation Challenge Fund of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, completed 2005, See https://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/astrolabe/]
Collection Group: Gunther Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
245 mm

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