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Astrolabe, by `Abd al-Ali, Persian, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 36247 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-Ali
Date Created: Unknown
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: 1957-84/11
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates; alidade; pin; horse. The kursi is decorated and bears inscription on the front.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by `Abd al-Ali", engraved in a cartouche below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Michel collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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