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Diptych Dial, by Joseph Tucher, Nuremberg, Early 17th Century

Inventory Number: 41290
Object Type: sundial, diptych dial
Persons: Joseph Tucher (Maker)
Date Created: Early 17th Century
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/82
Brief Description: 1a wind rose with index (vane missing) and compass viewing hole; vertical pin-gnomon dial giving zodiac sign, length of day, Italian hours and Babylonian hours, and table of latitudes; 2a horizontal string-gnomon dial for 42, 48, 54°, compass and two scaphe dials for Italian hours; 2b lunar volvelle and epact table. There is a suspension ring.
Primary Inscriptions: Double bird punch in compass bowl.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Ivory
brass and glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
125 79 14 mm


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