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While time is defined as the passage of a certain period of time for all objects in the universe to change their positions relative to each other during their movements, the issue of time and measurement in social life has been given great importance since ancient times. People living in ancient times defined time and direction to a great extent by observing the sun. However, the fundamental central concept in the time-society relationship has been the measurement of time.
The concept of time has been one of the areas of interest of philosophy throughout history, as well as one of the important areas of mathematics and physics studies. The issue of time-space is one of the issues that has been discussed throughout history in the fields of faith, philosophy and science, and has various views regarding the understanding of the universe. Many measurement methods have been developed to capture time.

Decorative Astrolabe
B.C. The astrolabe, thought to have been invented by Hipparchus in the 2nd century, is an astronomy and navigation instrument used to determine the position of celestial bodies at any time of the year and at any latitude. It is known that various works about the astrolabe were written at the great university in Harran in the ninth century, as a result of the importance given to science and culture by the Abbasid caliphs. It spread to Europe from Arab-dominated Spain in the 10th century and its use became widespread. The astrolabe was used to solve time-related problems, especially by making it possible to observe the stars at night and follow the movements of the Sun during the day.
Although there are different types of astrolabes such as spherical and linear, the most widely used astrolabe in the Islamic world is the astrolabe known as the planispheric astrolabe and consists of a flat circular disk. The main body is a circular disk, and at the top there is a dais on which the ring for hanging the astrolabe passes.
The patterns on the Decorative Astrolabe include meridians, parallel circles and terms related to astronomy.
The Decorative Astrolabe is inspired by a brass astrolabe in the Museum of Islamic Arts, and all the relief patterns on it are hand-decorated using 24 carat gold and antique paints.

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Dimensions15 × 20 cm