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

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Inventory Number: 43739
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: `Abd al-A'imma (Maker)
Date Created: Early 18th Century
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1944-1/580
Brief Description: Mater; rete; 4 plates. The alidade, horse and pin are missing. The kursi is decorated on both sides. There is an inscription around the rim. The mater is broken along the ecliptic circle. One of the plates is marked as a tablet of horizons.
Primary Inscriptions: "The work of `Abd al-A'imma", engraved on the back.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass

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