Ashadar or time stick, Northern India, 1895-1905

Made:
1895-1905 in Darjiling
maker:
Unknown

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Tibetan priest's Time-stick from Darjeeling, unsigned, West Bengal, India, 1895-1905. It worked in a simliar way to the column sundial, a wire gnomonwas placed in the hole that corresponded with the month, it was then twisted to align the shadow with the scale.

A Tibetan priest's Time-stick from Darjeeling.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1952-442
Materials:
wire and wood (unidentified)
type:
time-stick
credit:
Mr. James Keggie.