Lot 345

Compass and Qiblah
Indicator Middle East, late 19th century A scientific
tool for astronomical calculation made of engraved brass, forming a compass and sundial, the needle indicates the direction of Mecca.
D. 10,5 cm

A engraved Qibla indicator with compass and markings to Mecca, Near East, late 19th century
Of circular form with hinged lid, incised with inscriptions, some bands with a punched ground, the interior with glass frame and compass below with inscribed names of locations, metal frame above with needle and sundial.