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Diptych Dial, by Lienhart Miller, Nuremberg, 1664

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Inventory Number: 49153
Object Type: Object
Persons: Lienhart Miller (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1664
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/218
Brief Description: 1a universal equinoctial dial and wind rose, with compass viewing hole; 1b southern part of equinoctial dial, vertical pin-gnomon dial for planetary hours and table of planetary rulers of hours; 2a horizontal string-gnomon dial, compass, scaphe dial for Italian and Babylonian hours; 2b lunar volvelle, circular epact table and table of latitudes. Latitude scale and elevating strut riveted to sides of dial.

Note that the colour coding of the scales for Italian and Babylonian hours has been reversed. The text says [in black] HORAE AB ORTV ET [in red] OCCASV SOLIS. So black should be Babylonian from dawn and red Italian from sunset. However the red hour lines are from dawn and the black from sunset.
Primary Inscriptions: "*16*64*" punched on 2a; fleur-de-lys maker's mark punched twice on 2b.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group: Billmeir Collection
Material(s): Ivory
gilt brass
brass and glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
125 76 15 mm

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