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Astrolabe of cUmar ibn Yusuf al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period (1228–1454), dated A.H. 690/A.D. 1291 Yemen. Invented in ancient Greece, the astrolabe is a sophisticated tool for observing the position of the stars. In early Islam, when scientific studies flourished, astrolabes were vastly improved and came to be used to determine the correct times for Muslim prayers as well. Through Islamic Spain, the astrolabe was introduced to Europe.....
Medieval Islamic World - Astronomy and Astrology | Islamic Arts and Architecture
[PLATINUM]GEODESIC GLOBE "perfected with 80 facets."
Islamic Celestial Globe, 1630 A.D. This brass globe served both as a map of the heavens, as viewed from outside the starry sphere, and as a precision tool for making astronomical calculations. Engraved on its surface are various coordinate lines, constellation figures, and Arabic inscriptions. The stars are made of embedded bits of silver. The globe is hollow and was cast in one seamless piece. It was originally set in a cradle of rings, which depicted the horizon and other astronomical
Islamic Celestial Globe
Jane Austen pencils!
The Forty StoryThe story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design.Written by Naresh Ramchandani and Tom EdmondsDirected by Christian CarlssonAdditional animation by Simone NunziatoSound design by Iain Grant and Wam LondonMusic by Graeme MillerTitles by John RushworthDesign by Pentagram
Lovely and clever video. The Forty Story by Pentagram.
These are brilliant - Steampunk Watch Movement Cuff Links. Awesome!