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Astrological influence

Astrological influence

Medium image of Inv Num 45247 - Celestial Globe

On this globe the constellations are represented pictorially and the individual stars are marked by points of inlaid silver. The pictorial representation of constellations reflected their astrological significance and the belief that celestial events may influence human affairs.


Inventory no. 45247
Celestial Globe, by Diya al-Din Muhammad, Lahore, 1663/4

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