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Polyhedral Dial and Scaphe, Italy, ?c.1600

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Inventory Number: 35764
Object Type:
Place Created: Italy Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Painted wooden octagonal upright prism, the lid with an inset compass (needle missing) and horizontal pin-gnomon dial, and wind names on the rim, covering a decorated scaphe dial; two vertical pin-gnomon dials inside the lid; pin-gnomon dials and painted decoration on the sides; an incomplete manuscript calendar volvelle inside the base.
Provenance: Lewis Evans Collection
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Wood


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