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Inventory no. 50577 - Former Display Label

?Persian GNOMON ?19th cent.

A narrow, wooden cone, height 113 mm
(= c.41/2'), base diameter 14 mm.

The purpose of this cone is not known.
It may have been a gnomon for use in
dialling, or it may merely have been
used as a centring tool.

[69-217/4] Purchase

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