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Antique 19th Century Islamic Arabic Bronze Celestial Globe Astrolabe



A good antique Islamic Qajar period bronze Arabic armillary (spherical astrolabe), celestial globe, circa 1850. The globe having a graduated ring & standing on four blustered legs, the hollow sphere mounted on an axle & is ornately engraved with zodiacal signs, angled rotational bands, figural representations, serpents & other creatures as well as numerical symbols & short legends written in Arabic. The stand joined by a secondary ring and the globe raised on bun feet. Good condition.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Style
    Islamic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: C7741stDibs: LU4876124972482

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  • Shipping
    $20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 8-13 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Portland, OR
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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