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Scaphe Dial, by Ameli, Palermo, Late 16th Century

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Inventory Number: 34154
Object Type:
Persons: Ameli (Maker)
Date Created: Late 16th Century
Place Created: Palermo Italy 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 with the compass-card in the lid painted on thin paste-board; scaphe dial with the hour-lines [and the equator and the tropics] represented by an adjustable grid so that the scaphe can be used in any latitude from 0° to about 42°. Hour lines are numbered for both ordinary and Italian hours.
Primary Inscriptions: "In Palermo, Amelli Fe".
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
60 60 40 mm


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