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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 60

    AN ASTROLABE

    SIGNED HAMZA BIN IYYAZ AL-SANANDAJI, PROBABLY KURDISTAN, OTTOMAN OR QAJAR PROVINCES, DATED AH 1268/1852 AD

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    AN ASTROLABE
    SIGNED HAMZA BIN IYYAZ AL-SANANDAJI, PROBABLY KURDISTAN, OTTOMAN OR QAJAR PROVINCES, DATED AH 1268/1852 AD
    The finely engraved kursi signed and dated, with associated plates, rete and horse
    3 5/8in. (9.3cm.) diam.


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    According to his name, Hamza bin Iyyaz al-Sanandaji, the maker of this astrolabe was originally from the city of Sanandaj in Kurdistan (present-day Iran).