Astrolabe Catalogue


Date late 9th century
Maker Khafīf, apprentice of ‘Alī ibn ‘Īsā
Place Syria
Material Brass
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
Accession 1957-84/155


Billmeir bought it from Nicolas Landau, a collector and dealer of Paris, during the period 1955-57. An inscription indicates that it was originally made for Aḥmad the astronomer of Ṣinjār.
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