Astrolabe Catalogue


Date 20th century
Place Persia (?)
Material Brass
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
Accession 1957-84/20


Billmeir acquired it with the collection of Henri Michel, of Brussels, which he purchased about 1950. It is an example of the degenerate astrolabes still being made in Isfahan, Tehran, and other Iranian cities well into the 20th century, and was probably fairly new when Michel acquired it.
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