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Astrolabe, North African, 14th Century?

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Inventory Number: 53556
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater, rete for 28 stars, 5 plates, alidade, horse. With leather case. The rete has silvery rivets at the base of the star-pointers (one is missing) and six knobs for turning. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons on one side.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Purchased by him from Harding on 4 November 1894, who bought it at one of H. Weishaupt's sales at Puttick & Simpson's.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
168 133 34 mm

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