Astrolabe (forgery?)

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Historical period(s)
late 19th century
Medium
Brass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20.1 x 13.1 x 3.1 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1942.8a-h
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Astrolabe

Keywords
astronomy, chasing, forgery, Iran, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

E. S. David

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. p. 266.
  • Alain Brieux. Les Astrolabes: Tests d'authenticite. Le Havre. fig. 11.
  • Owen Gingerich. The 'Abd Al-a'Imma Astrolabe Forgeries. no. 3. pp. 188-198, fig. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum