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Celestial globe

Description

Celestial globe of brass with silver star positions, showing the traditional Islamic representations of the constellations, by Diya' ad-din Muhammad, Lahore, 1663

Museum reference

T.1890.330

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Celestial globe

Production information

Diya' ad-din Muhammad
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, ASIA

Date

1663

Materials

Brass, Silver

Physical description

Brass with silver star positions

Associations

Paris Exhibition of 1889

Exhibitions

  • Earth in Space (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Savage-Smith, Islamicate Celestial Globes: Their History, Construction and Use, Washington D.C., 1985, pp. 41, 84, 230-1

Anderson, R.G.W., Science in India, London, 1982, p. 34, item 124

On display

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