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Astrolabe, by Sayyid 'Abd al-Baqi, Indo-Persian, 1789/90

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Inventory Number: 50059
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: 'Abd al-Baqi (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1204 A.H. (A.D. 1789/90)
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/12
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 7 plates; horse; pin. The alidade is missing, the horse and pin seem later replacements. The throne is blank. The engravings are quite roughly made.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made and decorated by Sayyid 'Abd al-Baqi ibn Sayyid Husayn, year 1204", engraved below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection, formerly in the Michel Collection, Brussels.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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