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Astrolabe

Mid-18th Century

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty

An astrolabe is a computing device used to solve various astronomical problems. In Islam, astronomy serves vital religious functions such as calculating the times of prayer, the qibla (the direction of Mecca) and the months of the lunar calendar (and hence the timing of the annual fast and pilgrimage).

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  • Title: Astrolabe
  • Date Created: Mid-18th Century
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Isfahan, Iran
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL Is Sc6, Front

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