Polyhedral Dial, by Nicolaus Kratzer?, English, 1518-30
|Inventory Number:|| 54054|
|Object Type:|| |
Nicolaus Kratzer (Maker)|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Subject Classification(s):||Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location|
|Brief Description:||Polyhedral dial in gilt brass, 100mm in height, attributed to Nicolaus Kratzer.|
The sides are irregular octagons, whose angles provide polar and equinoctial dials for latitude 52° around the edge of the block.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Unsigned and undated. Engraved with the arms of Cardinal Wolsey, York Minster and a cardinal's hat on two sides.|
|Provenance:||Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924.
Bought by Lewis Evans from P. Webster, 37 Great Portland Street, London in December 1899.
Made for Cardinal Wolsey, Archbishop of York.|
|Collection Group:||Lewis Evans Collection|