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Inventory no. 42021 - Former Display Label

German DIPTYCH DIAL
c.1600

Ivory and brass. Signed, "HANS TROSCHEL *"; no maker's mark; undated.

Includes: 1. Vertical pin-gnomon dial for planetary hours, showing the Sun's declination and the length of the day; 2. Horizontal pin-gnomon dial for Italian and Babylonian hours.

In the shape of a book. Decorated with ornamental engraving. Inscribed, "HORA FVGIT MORS VENIT". Underneath the lower leaf is engraved a coat-of-arms.

[G. 252]
Lewis Evans Collection

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