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Qiblah Compass, with a View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

Two very similar instruments, signed by Barut, are the in Topkapi Seray Museum and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul; a third is in the Islamic Art Museum, Cairo.

Details

  • Title: Qiblah Compass, with a View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca
  • Date Created: possibly late 18th or 19th century
  • Location Created: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Type: ARTIFACT
  • Medium: lacquer-painted wooden base and lid; metal fittings

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