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Astrolabe with Universal Lamina, by `Ali ibn Ibrahim al-Harrar, Taza, Morocco, 1327/8

Inventory Number: 50853
Object Type: astrolabe, universal, astrolabe
Persons: `Ali ibn Ibrahim al-Harrar (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 728 A.H. (A.D. 1327/8)
Place Created: Morocco Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-19
Brief Description: Rete for 60 stars, superimposed on a disk marked with a universal projection.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by `Ali ibn Ibrahim al-Harrar, the muezzin, in Taza, God protect her, in the year 728 A.H." on the back of the upper left-hand quadrant.
Provenance: Purchased from Ernst Weil with a grant from Lord Leigh's Fund in 1957. Formerly in the L. Lapicirella Collection, Florence.
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Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
220 mm


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