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Diptych Dial, Attributed to Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, Before 1645

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Inventory Number: 46994
Object Type: sundial, diptych dial
Persons: Thomas Tucher (Maker)
Date Created: Before 1645
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part?
Brief Description: 1a wind rose with index (vane missing), compass viewing hole; 1b vertical pin gnomon dial for ordinary hours indicating solar declination and length of the day; gnomon holes for 42, 48, 54 and latitude table with 17 places in three columns; 2a compass, horizontal string-gnomon dial, two scaphe dials for Italian and Babylonian hours; 2b circular table of Gregorian and Julian epacts, age of moon and hours surrounding a brass hour disc marked "NACHT / VHR".
Primary Inscriptions: Double serpent punch in compass bowl.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Ivory
brass and glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
121 87 12 mm


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