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Astrolabe, by Muhammad Mahdi al-Khadim al-Yazdi, Persian, c. 1650

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Inventory Number: 50122 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad Mahdi al-Khadim al-Yazdi (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1650
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1944-1/579
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 3 plates; alidade; horse; pin.The alidade is not original. The rete is a replacement of the original, it bears an unusual zig-zag decoration and it is badly made. The mater is in bad conditions, on the back some of the engravings are illegible.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of Muhammad Mahdi al-Khadim al-Yazdi", engraved on the back.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass

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