Astrolabe, by Khafif, Syro-Egyptian, Late 9th Century?
|Inventory Number:|| 47632|
|Object Type:|| astrolabe|
|Date Created:||Late 9th Century?|
|Place Created:|| Syria Asia
|Subject Classification(s):||Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location|
|Brief Description:||Mater; rete for 17 stars; 3 plates; alidade; director; horse. Inscriptions in Armenian script on the plates and on the shadow-square. The back of the mater is marked with a variation of the rare dastur circle.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||"Made by Khafif the apprentice of Ali ibn ?Isa" on the back of the kursi. "For Ahmad the astronomer of Sinijar" on the front of the kursi.|
|Provenance:||Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Formerly in the Nicolas Landau Collection, Paris.|
|Collection Group:||Billmeir Collection|