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Astrolabe, by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Battuti, North African, 1733/4

Inventory Number: 51459
Object Type: astrolabe
Persons: Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Battuti (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1146 A. H. (A.D. 1733/4)
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/13
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 28 stars; 2 plates, alidade. Four knobs for turning. Two of the star-pointers are broken.
Primary Inscriptions: "Praise to God alone. Made by Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Battuti, A.H. 1146". Inscriptions on the back of the kursi and on the back of the mater.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the Henri Michel Collection, Brussels
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Brass

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