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Astrolabe, by Qassim `Ali Qa'inbi, Persian, 1682

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Inventory Number: 45509 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
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: 1957-84/165
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates; alidade; horse. The rete is ornamented with the bismallah ("In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful") within the ecliptic circle. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons. In the mater is engraved a gazeteer with the latitude, longitude, (in most cases) inhiraf and masafa (the distance from Mecca) of 39 towns.
Primary Inscriptions: "Work of Qassim `Ali Qa'inbi, year 1093" above the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Chadenat Collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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