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Diptych Dial, Italian, 1589

Inventory Number: 72365
Object Type: sundial, diptych dial
Place Created: Rome Italy Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Ivory leaves with brass plate and magnetic compass, and brass zodiac wth an hour-scale calendar scale [incomplete ?]. Other scales are a vertical pin-gnomon dial for Italian hours; a horizontal string-gnoman dial, adjustable for latitudes 45°, 48° and 51°, and a horizontal pin-gnomon dial for Italian hours for use in latitude 42°.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned. Dated "Romae ano 1589"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Ivory and gilt brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
62 73 12 mm

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