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Astrolabe, by Muhammad ibn Sa`id as-Sabban, Guadalajara, 1081/2

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Inventory Number: 52473 (on display)
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad ibn Sa`id as-Sabban
Date Created: Dated 474 A.H. (A.D. 1081/2)
Place Created: Guadalajara Spain Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/157
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 25 stars; 6 plates; alidade; horse. The mater is engraved with a circular astrological table. One of the plates is marked with the twelve astrological houses. Some of the plates have lines for Muslim prayers. On the back of the mater, the zodiac/calendar scale includes the twenty-eight astrological mansions of the moon.
Primary Inscriptions: "Among the objects skilfully made by Muhammad ibn Sa`id as-Sabban in Madinat al-Faraj, God protect her, in the year 474 of the Hijra." on the back, within the upper two and the lower left quadrants, within the zodiac/calendar scale.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Nicolas Landau Collection, Paris
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
185 mm

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