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Horizontal String-Gnomon Dial, by Erasmus Habermel, Prague?, Late 16th Century

Inventory Number: 39980
Object Type:
Persons: Erasmus Habermel (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Late 16th century
Place Created: Prague Czech Republic Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/199
Brief Description: Square base with four bun feet; inset central compass (with divided circle graduated to 180 rather than 360 and replacement needle); sprung folding plumb level (plumb bob and line missing) and gnomon support; diagonally divided hour scale; volvelle for hour conversions. Underside of plate has a zodiac-calendar scale and scales of sunrise and sunset throughout the year.
Primary Inscriptions: "Erasmus Habermel Fec:" on edge of plate under plummet/gnomon support.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Previously in the Chadenat Collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Gilt copper and brass
silver and glass

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