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

Inventory Number: 50987
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Khalil Muhammad ibn Hasan `Ali (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1700
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: 1957-84/8
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates; alidade; horse; ilaqa. The horse is finely engraved. The front of the throne and the rim are decorated with inscriptions. On the alidade there is a blank cartouche (probably intended for dedication).
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by Khalil Muhammad b. Hasan `Ali" below the shadow-square, and "'Decorated by `Abd al-A'imma", near the edge on the back.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir Formerly in the Michel collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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