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Polyhedral Dial, German?, Late 16th Century

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Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 53305
Object Type:
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Gilt brass star-shaped box with seven points; its small magnetic compass is missing, and only the box remains which is mounted on pivots so tha it remains horizontal when the dial is opened for use.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned. A similar dial in the British Museum is signed "H.F. 1550", possibly Hans Felt.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass and silvered brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
12 52 42 mm


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