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Horary Quadrant, by ?Buhlo-Varma, North Indian, 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 39884
Object Type: Object
Persons: Buhlo-Varma (Maker)
Date Created: 18th century
Place Created: India Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Quadrants Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/191
Brief Description: Quadrant with 2 pinhole sights. Degree scale and 7 scales of ghati. Reverse blank. Brass plumb bob and thread.
Primary Inscriptions: "This quadrant (turyam) was made by ?Buhlo-Varma, having worshipped the feet of the husband of the mountain goddess [i.e. Siva], so that the wise may know the time" engraved in Sanskrit
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
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Material(s): Brass


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