Ambrosiana

Latin astrolabe Anonymous

Latin astrolabe

Anonymous

  • TITLE

    : Latin astrolabe
  • AUTHOR

    : Anonymous
  • DATE

    : 1500
  • TYPE

    : Object
  • TECNIQUE

    : Copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 24.7 cm
  • SUBJECT

    :
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    :
  • ROOM

    : 8

An astrolabe is an ancient instrument used to locate the position of celestial bodies (sun, moon and stars): it represents the celestial vault projected on a plane. Astrolabes were used until the 17th century, when more precise astronomical instruments were introduced. However, they were included in scientific collections as a sign of cultural refinement. This astrolabe, dating from 1500, could determine the position of thirty eight stars.

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  • TITLE

    Latin astrolabe
  • AUTHOR

    Anonymous
  • DATE

    1500
  • TYPE

    Object
  • TECNIQUE

    Copper
  • DIMENSIONS

    24.7 cm
  • SUBJECT

  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

  • ROOM

    8

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