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Lot 1475: Islamic Engraved Astrolabe

Antiquities: Day 3

by TimeLine Auctions

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 19th-early 20th century AD. A bronze astrolabe with graduated bar and rotating openwork panel, calligraphic D-shaped block with strap and suspension loop and inscription which can be translated as 'Complete and Total Discovered Star Systems' to the front side; four interchangeable discs with incised quadrants and arcs; incised zodiac and numeric grid to the reverse; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1.1 kg, 22.5cm including stand (8 3/4"). Property of an Canadian lady; acquired 1970s-1990s.

Condition Report: Fine condition, central spigot absent.

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