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Astrolabe, by Shaykh Sakkut, Turkish, c. 1800?

Inventory Number: 47792
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Shaykh Sakkut (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1800?
Place Created: Turkey Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1992-24
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 11 plates; alidade. There is a thin silken thread attached to the kursi. The sighting vanes of the alidade are missing. The mater is coloured with red ink. In the old label the diameter is said to be 410 mm, which is obviously a mistyping.
Primary Inscriptions: "Work of Shaykh Sakkut", written in red ink on the back of the kursi.
Provenance: Purchased
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
pastewood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
143 mm

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