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Horizontal Dial, by João da Silva, Portuguese, c. 1900

Inventory Number: 48165
Object Type: sundial, diptych dial
Persons: João da Silva (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1900
Place Created: Portugal Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Diptych format with plumb line in upper leaf (retaining hook for fixing to lower leaf missing); horizontal string-gnomon dial and inset compass in lower leaf.
Primary Inscriptions: "MARCA REGISTADA / IS / VERDADEIRO AUTOR / JOÃO DA SILVA" on lid; "JS / AUTOR" on lower leaf. MS inscription on base "PURCHASED AT / ÁVILA - SPAIN - / .1900."
Provenance: Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Wood
paper and glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
67 49 18 mm

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