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Astrolabe, by Hasan `Ali, Egyptian, 1282/3

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Inventory Number: 49861
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Hasan `Ali
Date Created: Dated 681 A. H. (A.D. 1282/3)
Place Created: Egypt Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Back plate only. About half a centimeter from the edge there are five small holes (ca. 2mm in diameter) probably originally made for rivets fixing the limb. Two silver fishes are now fastened to two of them.
Primary Inscriptions: "The servant yearning for (God) the Forgiving and Merciful, Hasan `Ali in Egypt, made it in Cairo the protected in the year six hundred and eighty-one" on the back of the kursi.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Silvered brass

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