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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Muqim, Lahore, c. 1650

Inventory Number: 37530
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Muqim (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1650
Place Created: Lahore Pakistan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/3
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 5 plates; pin. The alidade and the horse are missing. A hole (3 mm in diameter) is at the base of one of the star-pointers in the rete.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of the weakest of the servants Muhammad Muqim ibn Mulla `Isa ibn Shaikh Alhdad, Humayun's astrolabist of Lahore", engraved below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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