Bronze cup-shaped sundial

Made:
1601-1630

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Sun-dial with folding gnomon on bronze cup-shaped support, with metal lid, compass in base of cup, 1601-1630. Cup diameter 2 5/8-inches. For use in latitude 53° (see note).

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1883-127
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy) and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall (open, as displayed): 75 mm 68 mm,
overall (lid): 5 mm 70 mm,
type:
sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum

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