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Astrolabe with Universal Projection, North African, 13th Century?

Inventory Number: 41122
Object Type: astrolabe, universal, astrolabe
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1935-4/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete for ca. 30 stars; 4 plates; alidade; horse. In the wooden case of the astrolabe there were two letters by William Corner to Mr Baldwin about the former owner of the astrolabe in Northern Iraq, now in the object file. One of the plate is engraved with lines of Muslim prayers. The others are replacement. The back of the mater bears a Zarqellu projection. One the rete there were four knobs for turning, of which only one remains. Case.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Bequeathed by T. G. Barnett. Formerly the property of `Ali Hikmet, Qadi of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq (d.1924).
Collection Group: Barnett Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 mm

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