Brass decorative astrolabe. Near-East, circa 1900


Brass decorative astrolabe with eight engraved assorted plates one bearing the Alexandria’s latitude. Mater bottom and back engraved with degrees dials and multi-lobed throne. Rete bears the constellations’ names. With its alidade and horse designed as bird’s head.

Near-East, circa 1900

Diameter: 13 cm (5 in.) - Height of throne: 16,5 cm (6-1/2 in.).

Oxidizations on few plates.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2012110001