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, 17th century CE, al-Din, Jamal (17th CE), Astrolabe, Astronomy, Brass, Islamic Art, Pakistani Art
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Indo-Persian brass astrolabe, 1666. This brass Islamic astrolabe was made by Jamal al-Din at Lahore, Pakistan. An astrolabe is in essence a model of the universe that an astronomer could hold in their hands. This front view shows the very ornate moveable fretwork plate, called the ‘rete’, which denotes star positions by short curved pointers.
Location:
Science Museum, London, Great Britain
Photo Credit:
SSPL/Science Museum / Art Resource, NY
Image Reference:
ART394891
Image size:
2373 X 3504 px
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