Lahore Astrolabe


The astrolabe, which derives from the Greek "astron", meaning star, and "lambano", meaning to take / to look for, is an ancient tool used to the seek and measure the position of the stars.

This astrolabe replica is modelled on one made by Muhammad Muqim, chief astrobalist of Lahore, in 1641/1642, which is currently on exhibit at the Oxford Museum of Science.

It includes instructions for use and a wood pedestal for display.

Size: The Arab Astrolabe spans approximately 10 x 12 cm (3.93 x 4.72 inches)