• Science in Art Tour 2

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Find this object in the Science in Art Gallery on Floor 2

This celestial globe, made of brass and engraved with a map of the constellations, was made in Lahore in modern-day Pakistan. The production of astronomical instruments in South Asia, in the form of astrolabes and celestial globes, gained increasing popularity in the mid-16th century under the Mughal Emperor Humayun, who was fascinated by astronomy and astrology. Celestial globes also became popular artistic items, prized by rulers and adventurers alike.

MW.146.1999, Lahore, 1639 – 1640 CE

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