Lot 170
  • 170

A rare Umayyad brass astrolabe, signed by Muhammad ibn al-Saffar, Spain, Cordoba, dated in Western Abjad 411 AH/1020 AD, with later Ottoman Turkish rete, 16th/17th century

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 GBP
Sold
608,750 GBP
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Description

of typical round form, with simple, stylised throne, leading to 2 suspension loops, the reverse of the mater with central circular recessed section, original alidade with foliated terminals, later 16th/17th-century Ottoman rete with cursive inscriptions, replacement pin
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