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Special Exhibition Label: 'Al-Mizan: Sciences and Arts in the Islamic World' (26/10/2010 - 20/03/2011)

Geography

7. Mughal India

Astrolabes began to be made in Islamic India in the late 16th century. Mughal astrolabes feature a complex foliate rete with many stars and a high triangular kursi (throne), which is often open-worked. This example dates from 1643/4 and was made by Muhammad Muqim in a particularly active workshop in Lahore (in modern-day Pakistan).

MHS inv. 43704

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