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Islamic quadrant

NAV1057
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments, Astrolabes and quadrants
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID NAV1057
Description This is an Islamic quadrant. It is marked on both sides and can be used for a number of astronomical calculations as well as time telling. It also has calendar information and allows prayer times to be calculated. SInical quadrant on reverse.
Date made 1870

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials lacquer; wood
Measurements Overall: 19 x 117 x 127 mm
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  • Islamic quadrant (NAV1057)
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