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Astrolabe, by `Abd al-A'imma, Persian, 1719/20

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Inventory Number: 46681 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1132 A. H. (A.D. 1719/20)
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: 1957-84/167
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 3 plates; alidade; horse; pin; `ilaqa. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons. The alidade is blank, and it has double sighting-vanes.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made and engraved by `Abd al-A'imma in the year 1132", engraved in a cartouche below the shadow-square. Other inscriptions in the kursi and on the back, see text box.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Landau Collection (Paris).
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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