A Persian brass qibla
Lot 99
A Safavid qibla indicator with compass in European casing Persia, 17th century
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,361) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Safavid qibla indicator with compass in European casing Iran 17th century A Persian brass qibla
Lot Details
A Safavid qibla indicator with compass in European casing
Persia, 17th century
the lid of openwork brass with central flower and leaves, sides with engraved scrolling leaves, with inset magnetic compass, the pointer in the form of a feather, with brass pyramidal pivot and glass plate, the brass ring over the rim of the compass with degree circle numbered in abjad numerals and cardinal points, the folding triangular gnomon supported by a decorative open-work motif
6.2 cm. diam.

Footnotes

  • For a similarly mounted qibla indicator see Sotheby's, Arts of the Islamic World, 9 April 2008, lot 209.
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