Astrolabe: dismounted obverse by unknown

Astrolabe: dismounted obverse


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Astrolabe: dismounted obverse by unknown zoom

Astrolabe: dismounted obverse

This elegant and competently made maghhribi astrolabe is remarkable for its unexpected rete design. It is certainly not older than circa 1800.

The simple, yet attractive throne is decorated with a symmetrical vegetal pattern engraved on the front and back. The throne and rim are soldered onto the mater. A European hand has written the number '73' twice in the mater, which is otherwise blank. The form of the rete is highly atypical for a late-maghribi astrolabe. It might be that it was copied from a medieval Spanish (Islamic or Latin) model. There are four plates, two of these being replacements (one completely blank). The back of the astrolabe is of a standard maghribi design.

  • Image reference: E5542-1

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