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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Muqim, Lahore, 1641/2

Inventory Number: 46935
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Muqim (Maker (SIgned by))
Date Created: Dated 1051 A.H. (A.D. 1641/2)
Place Created: Lahore Pakistan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/160
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates; horse; pin; silk `ilaqa. In the rete, the position of one star is indicated by a hole, instead of the usual pointer. The sighting vanes of the alidade are pierced with two holes.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of the least of the servants Muhammad Muqim ibn `Isa ibn Allah-dad Humayun's astrolabist of Lahore", engraved on the back. "In the year 1051 of the Hijra", engraved below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass
silk
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
129 mm

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