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Astrolabe, by 'Abd al-A'imma, Persian, Early 18th Century

Inventory Number: 40833
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker)
Date Created: Early 18 Century
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: 1957-84/169
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 6 plates; alidade; index; horse; pin; blue `ilaqa. The throne and the rim are engraved with ornamental inscriptions. One of the plates is a gazeteer indicating the ruling planets and signs of towns.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by the contemptible `Abd al-A'imma", engraved in a cartouche below the shadow-square.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Chadenat collection. It was one time the property of Sayyid Bahadur Shah, of Lahore.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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