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Astrolabe with Lunar Mansions, by Abd al-Karim, Jazira (Mesopotamia)?, 1227/8

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Inventory Number: 37148 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: 'Abd al-Karim [al-Misri]
Date Created: 1227/28
Place Created: Egypt Africa
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater with tablet of horizons, 3 latitude plates, replacement rete for 25 stars, dated A.D. 1425. Back includes zodiacal representations and mansions of the moon. Alidade, pin and horse.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of Abd al-Karim al-Misri, the astrolabist, servant of the king and sovereign, in the Hijri year 625"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Abu-l-Fâtih Musa b. Abu-l- Bakr b. Ayub Comtesse de l'Espinasse
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
with gold and silver damascene work
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
278 mm

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