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Celestial Globe, Indo-Persian?, 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 37195
Object Type:
Place Created: India Asia
Accession Number: 1957-84/27
Brief Description: ? Indo-Persian celestial globe. Brass
17th Century. Not signed or dated.

The globe is marked only with the great circles, some of which are named, and with the names of the twelve Zodiacal divisions of the ecliptic.

The meridian circle and the stand are modern.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957. Formerly in the Michel Collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
180 mm


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