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Diptych Dial, by Hans Tucher, Nuremberg, 1567

Inventory Number: 82828
Object Type: sundial, diptych dial
Persons: Hans Tucher (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Dated 1567
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Includes a wind rose, table of latitudes, and dials for Italian, Babylonian and Nuremberg hours. The dial is also inscribed with instructions for its use. The compass needle is missing.
Primary Inscriptions: "15 67 HANS DVCHER" on the outside of the upper leaf, with the N in Hans reversed. The maker's mark of a crowned snake is punched twice on the outside of the lower leaf.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans Bought by Lewis Evans from Percy Webster, London, 1901.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Ivory and brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
94 61 11 mm

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