Tablet sun-dial with string gnomon

Made:
1610 in Germany

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Tablet sun-dial with string gnomon, ivory, engraved with epacts for years 1611 to 1629, size 4 x 3¼-inches, Germany, 1610 (see note).

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1892-19
Materials:
bronze (copper, tin alloy), glass, ivory and string
Measurements:
overall (open, as displayed): 110 mm x 89 mm x 106 mm,
type:
diptych sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Mr. H. Cubasch