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Exhibition Label: 'Al-Mizan: Sciences and Arts in the Islamic World' (26/10/2010 - 20/03/2011)


3. Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Turkish astrolabes are usually rather plain compared to contemporary Persian and Indo-Persian instruments. This example by 'Adbi is dated 1713/14 and embodies the clean lines and lack of decoration typical of the style. Its rete is on display in the exhibition's final case.

MHS inv. 39955

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