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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 back view shows the moveable sighting arm, called the ‘alidade’, which is used to measure the position of the stars or for surveying.
Location:
Science Museum, London, Great Britain
Photo Credit:
SSPL/Science Museum / Art Resource, NY
Image Reference:
ART394896
Image size:
2772 X 3504 px
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