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Crucifix Dial, by Adriaan Zeelst, Louvain, 1588

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Inventory Number: 49469
Object Type:
Persons: Adriaan Zeelst (Maker)
Date Created: 1588
Place Created: Leuven Belgium 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 crucifix, with its small magnetic compass missing. The dial is adjustable for latitudes 0° to 80°. On one side of the cross is an engraving of the Crucifixion, and on the other side, a coat of arms and the motto "Nil admirari", together with scales marked "Partes umbrae" and "Gradus altititudinis".
Primary Inscriptions: "A. Zeelsti faciebat Louvanij" [dated] "1588".
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
7 32 54 mm

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