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Crucifix Dial, by Marcus Purman, German, 1596

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Inventory Number: 37133
Object Type:
Persons: Marcus Purman (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: 1596
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Gilt brass box in the shape of a cross with small magnetic compass, with engraved on one side an illustration of the Crucifixion and on the other, an illustration of the Brazen Serpent. It is adjustable for all latitudes. A small compartment (cover missing) in the upright arm of the cross was used as a reliquary.
Primary Inscriptions: "*M*P*" {i.e. Marcus Purman} 1596".
Provenance: From the collection of Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass


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