• Arts & Textiles of the Islamic auction at Christies

    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    A COPPER-ALLOY SUNDIAL

    SIGNED MAKBAN LA'L, NORTH INDIA, DATED AH 1293/1876 AD

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    A COPPER-ALLOY SUNDIAL
    SIGNED MAKBAN LA'L, NORTH INDIA, DATED AH 1293/1876 AD
    The hemispherical barrel-shaped dial fitted with cross-hair standing above a compass
    5 7/8in. (15cm.) high


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    The engraved Urdu inscription reads sani-e' in compass mangrin shagerd-e rashid lala makban la'l sana 1293 hijri and translates as 'Maker of this Mangrin/Mongrin (?) compass is a pupil of Rashid Lala, Makban La'l, year 1293 Hijri (1876-77 AD)'

    Another instrument of this type by the same maker was sold at Sotheby's, London, 6 October 2010, lot 148; another by an unrecorded maker sold at Christie's, London, 31 March 2009, lot 227.

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