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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Mahdi al-Yazdi, Persian, c. 1660

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Inventory Number: 45581 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Mahdi al-Yazdi (Maker)
Date Created: Unknown (ca.1660)
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: 1957-84/161
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 28 stars; 5 plates; alidade; horse; ilaqa. Two of the plates, the alidade, horse and pin are replacements. The kursi is decorated and, on the front, bears an inscription.
Primary Inscriptions: "Decorated by Muhammad Mahdi al-Yazdi" below the shadow-square. Other inscriptions at the bottom of the back and around the rim (see text box).
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Michel collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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