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Astrolabe, Indo-Persian, 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 33796
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1940-6/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 9 plates; alidade; horse; pin. The name of the astrolabe derives from the unusual shape of the rete. In one of the plates (shown) the position of the stars marked on the rete is indicated by a small circle with a dot in its centre.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Robert T. Gunther.
Collection Group: Robert Gunther Loan Collection
Material(s): Brass

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