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Inventory no. 33921 - Former Display Label

?German POLYHEDRAL DIAL
1617

Silvered and gilt brass. Signed, "h {??}{??} g"; dated "1617"
There are dials on seven of the faces of the octahedron. On the bottom face is a circular scale numbered clockwise 1-12, over which moves an index; within the circular scale is engraved a picture of the Sun. Inset in the top face is a compass.

[G. 568]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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