Lot 298: TWO OTTOMAN POCKET QIBLA COMPASSES, TURKEY, ONE DATED 1205 AH/1790 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: both composed of brass, of small circular form with screw-able lids, each inset with a depiction of the Ka'aba and further inscribed indications
The larger one with some minor scratches to external surface and stains, the small one also with similar marks to exterior and the interior glass lid with some residue, both point toward Mecca, as viewed.
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