Astrolabes of Africa
Although it is not signed or dated, we can place the manufacture of this astrolabe in the Maghrib, and date it probably to the 13th century. As well as having the standard latitude projection on the front, with its rete and beautifully-stylised star pointers, the back has a universal projection and so can be used in any latitude. Inv. 41122
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Recto Plate 3: Map of the celestial sphere (northern hemisphere) showing various zodiacal constellations including Gemini, Leo etc, surrounded by four observatories in Rome, Bologna, Padua and Milan. 1790 Engraving © The Trustees of the British Museum
Cosmic Mandala & the Joy of Detail
Some part of me relaxes deeply & exults within the process of crafting highly detailed, intricate things, especially if they take a long time to execute, and embroidery is involved. It makes...