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Astrolabe, by Khalil Muhammad and `Abd al-A'imma, Persian, c. 1700

Inventory Number: 35313
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Khalil Muhammad (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Unknown
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/166
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 7 plates; alidade; horse, pin; ilaqa. The alidade, horse, and pin seem replacements. The horse has the unusual shape of a horse with a duck on its back. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons on one of its sides. The rim is engraved with inscriptions. The kursi is pierced with four arabesques and with the "throne" verse of the Koran (Sura 2, verse 256).
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by Khalil Muhammad", on the back of the kursi, "Decorated by the servant `Abd al-A'imma", in a cartouche below the shadow-square,.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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