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Astrolabe, by Ahamad and Muhammad the Sons of Ibrahim, Isfahan, 984/5 or 1003/4

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Inventory Number: 33767
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Ahamad and Muhammad the sons of Ibrahim
Date Created: Dated 374 or 394 A.H. (A.D. 984/5 or 1003/4)
Place Created: Isfahan Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 41 stars; 3 plates; alidade; horse. On the back, the astrological table is engraved with early forms (deriving from the Greek) of the symbols for the seven planets. This is the earliest Persian astrolabe known.
Primary Inscriptions: "In the name of God, and by the help of God. With prosperity and success and good fortune, and happiness, this astrolabe was composed by Ahamad and Muhammad the sons of Ibrahim, makers of astrolabes, of Isfahan, the year 374 (or 394)" on the back
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Formerly in the collection of Professor Y. Daweed.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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