Astrolabe Catalogue


Date ca. 1710
Maker Khalīl Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan ‘Alī
Place Iṣfahān
Material Brass
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
Accession 1957-84/7


Billmeir acquired it with the collection of Henri Michel, of Brussels, which he purchased about 1950. An inscription records that it was made during the reign of Shah Husain (1694-1722) for his vizier, Mirzā Muḥammad Ṭāhir.
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