Science in Islam

Towards Mecca

Towards Mecca

Medium image of Inv Num 43645 - Qibla Indicator & Horizontal Pin-Gnomon DialMedium image of Inv Num 43645 - Qibla Indicator & Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial

This instrument includes the positions of 32 towns in relation to Mecca (above the East-West line). The upper surface is divided into four quarters by a North-South and an East-West line. Below the East-West line are a compass and a horizontal pin-gnomon sundial (gnomon missing) for Babylonian hours.


Inventory no. 43645
Qibla Indicator & Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial, Unsigned, Persian?, 19th Century

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