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Astrolabe, by `Abd al-A'imma, Persian, 1703/4

Inventory Number: 54193
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1115 A. H. (A.D. 1703/4)
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 5 plates, alidade; horse; pin; brown `ilaqa. The throne is inscripted on the front, finely decorated on the back. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by `Abd al-A'imma", engraved on the back near the lower edge. Other inscriptions around the rim and on the kursi, see text box.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Purchased by Evans from Lowe of 138 Wardour St., in 1922.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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