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Inventory no. 86096 - Former Display Label

Italian DIPTYCH DIAL
?1613

Ivory, silver, etc.; compass-card drawn in ink on paper. Unsigned; the numbers "13", in the centre of the lower face of the upper leaf, perhaps stand for '1613'.

Includes: 1. "RVOTA DEL MOVIMENTO DEL SOLE", i.e., a Zodiac/calendar scale; 2. Horizontal string-gnomon dial for Italian hours for latitude 45°.

[I. 50]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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