A rare and unique Zand silver-gilt Celestial Globe
Persia, dated AH 1190/ AD 1776
of spherical form, cast in two pieces, with hole drilled at both celestial poles. There are no constellation figures but the position of the 83 stars are indicated by dots within a small circle. There are a number of unlabelled stars located near or in the elliptic. The celestial equator and the elliptic are graduated by 2 degrees with every 6th indicated by a dotted line with no numerals written in either. The tropics are lightly engraved.
6 cm. diam.;70 g.