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; with no constellation figures but the position of the 83 stars indicated by dots within a small circle; a number of unlabelled stars located near or in the elliptic; the celestial equator and the elliptic graduated by 2 degrees with every 6th indicated by a dotted line with no numerals written in either; the tropics lightly engraved.
6 cm. diam.; 70 g.