History of Science Museum: Collection Database Search

Record Details

Celestial Globe, by Ja'far ibn 'Umar ibn Dawlatshah al-Kirmani, Persian, 1362/3

preview image for Celestial Globe, by Ja'far ibn 'Umar ibn Dawlatshah al-Kirmani, Persian, 1362/3
Inventory Number: 44790
Object Type:
Persons: Ja'far ibn 'Umar ibn Dawlatshah al-Kirmani (Maker)
Date Created: 1362/3
Place Created: Iran/Persia Asia
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Brass globe of two hemispheres joined at the equator (soldering visible), with constellations and silver-dotted stars. Horizon ring with four supports, one of which has holes at 10 degree intervals to allow the globe to be set for latitude. The globe has pairs of holes at the equatorial and ecliptic poles, as well as an additional, unexplained pair of holes. There are latitude circles rising from the ecliptic to the ecliptic poles.

Globe 7 in Emilie Savage-Smith and Andrea P. A. Belloli, Islamicate Celestial Globes: Their History, Construction, and Use (1985):
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.46.1
Primary Inscriptions: Signed, '... Made by Ja'far ibn 'Umar ibn Dawlatsh{a bar above}h al-Kirmani'
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
inlaid with silver.
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
195 210 200 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 20336Image with multimedia irn 49857Image with multimedia irn 49856Image with multimedia irn 24426

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/44790