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Horizontal String-Gnomon Dial, German, Later 16th Century

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Inventory Number: 42534
Object Type:
Persons: Christoph Schissler (Maker)
Date Created: Later 16th Century
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1957-84/45
Brief Description: Rectangular plate with inset compass and two volvelles; with silver figure as gnomon support; mounted on modern wooden base.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. From the Michel Collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Gilt copper and silver
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
212 186 mm


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