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Astrolabe, by Allah-dad, Lahore, c. 1570

Inventory Number: 47376
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Allah-dad (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1570
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: 1957-84/159
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 6 plates; alidade; index; horse; pin. On the rete the pointers of two stars (an-nasr al-waqi and an-nasr at-tair) are in the shape of a bird. Some of the lines on the plates are highlitened with silver.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of the Master Allah-dad of Lahore", engraved below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass
silver

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