Astronomy Meets Astrology | Science and Belief in Medieval Islam

31 MARCH 2021 | LONDON

The study and practice of both astronomy and astrology were hugely popular in Medieval Islamic times and their influence can be seen on numerous scientific and household items over the centuries. A selection of such pieces can be seen in our upcoming sale Arts of the Islamic World & India (31 March | London). Discover highlights from the sale in this video, including two very fine astrolabes, one from 14th Century Spain and another from Persia circa 1660, as well as a spectacular rediscovered basin and silver invalid inkwell featuring the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Click here to watch more Sotheby's videos.

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