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Astrolabe, by `Adb al-A'imma, Persian, 1712/13

Inventory Number: 40744
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1124 A. H. (A. D. 1712/13)
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; red `ilaqa. On top of the pin there is a turquoise. On the back, the upper right quadrant is marked with an unusual graph for finding the lunar position. The kursi is inscripted on the front, and blank on the back. One of the plates is engraved with a double-projection.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by `Abd al-A'imma who needs the mercy of the Lord, the Self-Sufficing", engraved in a cartouche on the back. Another inscription on the front of the throne, see text box.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans Bought by Evans from J. Lowe, 138 Wardour St., in July 1922.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass

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