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Bidding starts 27 July & concludes 31 July 2021 from 10am

    • Lot # 28518

    Omar Khayyam - Royal Doulton

    Estimate between  R 800.00  to  R 1,500.00
    Unit price  per 
    Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet active during the Islamic Golden Age. As a mathematician, he is most notable for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics. Khayyam also contributed to the understanding of the parallel axiom. As an astronomer, he designed the Jalali calendar, a solar calendar with a very precise 33-year intercalation cycle.
    There is a tradition of attributing poetry to Omar Khayyam, written in the form of quatrains. This poetry became widely known to the English-reading world in a translation by Edward FitzGerald (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1859), which enjoyed great success in the Orientalism of the fin de siècle.

    The lunar crater Omar Khayyam was named in his honour in 1970, as was the minor planet 3095 Omarkhayyam discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1980.  Google has released two Google Doodles commemorating him. The first was on his 964th birthday on 18 May 2012. The second was on his 971st birthday on 18 May 2019.

    Designed by M. Nicoll. Issued 1965-1983. This piece is in excellent condition with no chips, no cracks and no restorations.

    Height: 16cm

    Condition: very good