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Astrolabe, by `Abd al-`Ali, Persian, 1707/8

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Inventory Number: 40330 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-`Ali (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1119 A.H. (A.D. 1707/8)
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 5 plates; alidade; horse; pin; `ilaqa. The year 1119 is engraved on the back of the rete. The throne is decorated and on the front a part of the throne verse of the Koran is engraved.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of `Abd al-`Ali", engraved in a cartouche below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Evans bought it in May 1921 from Fenton, 33 Cranbourne St.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
109 mm

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