Astrolabe Catalogue


Date 1227/8 (A.H. 625)
Maker ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Miṣrī
Place Cairo (?)
Material Brass
Inventory no. 37148
Acquisition Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924

Rule, Regula, Pointer and Alidade Images

Alidade Image:

astrolabe part (photo)


Appearance Tip Sights Pinholes Notches Description
Double-ended,  original.  Decorative Rigid Single None Both tips are decorated with silver inlay. There are two scales, one of fingers and one of feet, on the fiducial edge of this alidade.


Transcription Translation Notes Type
هج سنة خ ك ه Hijrah year 625 Date
[long inscription on alidade] [ pending ] None
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