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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Muqim, Lahore, 1643/4

Inventory Number: 43704
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Muqim (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1053 A.H. (A.D. 1643/4)
Place Created: Lahore Pakistan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection 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. The alidade is pierced with two holes on both sighting-vanes.
Primary Inscriptions: "Work of the least of servants, Muhammad Muqim ibn `Isa ibn Allah-dad Humayun's astrolabist of Lahore", engraved on the back. "In the Hijri year 1053", engraved on the back, in the lower right-hand quadrant. See text box for other inscriptions.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. It was purchased by Evans at a sale at Carpenden Park, Bushey, Watford, July 1909.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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