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

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Inventory Number: 37940 (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: 1957-84/168
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 3 plates; alidade; pin. The original horse is missing, and replaced with a modern acrylic wedge. The kursi is engraved with the throne verse of the Koran (on the front).
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of `Abd al-`Ali", engraved in a cartouche below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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