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Astrolabe, by Khalil Muhammad and Abd al-A'imma, Persian, 1707/8

Inventory Number: 46680
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Khalil Muhammad (Maker (Signed by))
`Abd al-A'imma
Date Created: Dated 1119 A.H. (1707/8)
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: 1957-84/9
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 5 plate; alidade; horse; pin; 2 greenish ilaqas. On the finely decorated alidade there is an inscription which bears the name of the owner and the year. The rim and the kursi also bear inscriptions. On the back of the kursi the name of the Shah Husain I (1642-1722) is engraved.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by Khalil Muhammad", below the shadow-square; "Decorated by Abd al-A'imma", in a cartouche near the edge.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Michel collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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