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Celestial Sphere

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Copper alloy
  • Possible place made: India
  • Place made: Iran
DATES 18th century
DIMENSIONS height: 7 in. (17.8 cm) diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Celestial Sphere, 18th century. Copper alloy, height: 7 in. (17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 20.993. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.993_front_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE front, 20.993_front_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Auction catalog entry (#75) reads: "Rare specimen. Hammered brass, engraved with inscriptions in Arabic. On a double movable dial, revolving on an axis. Supported by four slender columns rising from a circular base." Rings probably Indo-Persian
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