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Astrolabe, by Adbullah ibn Sasi, North African, 1687/8

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Inventory Number: 45220 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Adbullah ibn Sasi (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1099 A.H. (1687/8)
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 25 stars; alidade. The kursi is engraved on the back with the signature of the maker, on its front the year 1099 is engraved in maghribi numerals. The mater is blank. One of the plates is only partially engraved on one side.
Primary Inscriptions: "Thanks be to God! The workmanship of Abdullah the son of Sasi, may God forgive him and his father." On the back of the kursi.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans Evans bought it from Webster (March 1918), who bought it through M. Gélis of Paris.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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