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Astrolabe, by `Abd al-A'imma, Persian, c. 1710

Inventory Number: 48701
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1710
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates; alidade; horse; pin; brown `ilaqa. The throne is embellished with pierced arabesques. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made and embellished by `Abd al-`A'imma", engraved on the back.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Formerly in the collection of Sir William Townley. Evans purchased it at Sotheby's in June 1921.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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