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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Amin, Persian, 1673/4

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Inventory Number: 35565 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Amin (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1086 A.H. (A.D. 1673/4)
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/10
Brief Description: Mater; rete for ca. 29 stars. The alidade, horse and plates are missing. The mater is engraved as a gazeteer of the longitute, latitude, and inhiraf of 29 places. Within the shadow-square there is an astrological table of triplicities. Also on the back there is an astrological table of the signs of the zodiac, the terms and faces of the planets and the 28 mansions of the moon. The kursi and the rim are decorated.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by the servant [of God] Muhammad Amin, year 1086", below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Henri Michel Collection, Brussels.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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