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Horary quadrant

Maker:
Muhammad ibn Mahmud
Object Name:
Quadrant
Date:
10th century
Geography:
Probably from Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Brass; cast, incised
Dimensions:
H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
W. 2 1/2 in. (7.0 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.20.54
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; transliteration: "sana`a Muhammad bin Mahmud"; translation: "Muhammad ibn Mahmud made it"; signs of the Zodiac written in Arabic

صنعه محمد بن محمود
Made by Muhammad son of Mahmud.

(A.Ghouchani )
1935, purchased in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1936, accessioned by the Museum

Dearborn, MI. Arab-American National Museum. "Arab American National Museum Long Term Loan," June 1, 2006–May 31, 2009, no catalogue.

Allan, James. Nishapur: Metalwork of the Early Islamic Period. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982. pp. 92-93, ill. fig. 140 (b/w).

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