Tablet sun-dial in gilt metal

Made:
1597 in Germany

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Tablet sun-dial, gilt metal, string gnomon, 3 3/8 x 2 3/8-inches, Germany, 1597. For use at latitude 50°. Engraved on base with circular tables of Julian and Gregorian epacts 1597-1615, and lunar circle. Bead threaded onto gnomon allows determination of planetary or Jewish hours (see note).

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1883-140
Materials:
gilding, metal (unknown), string
Measurements:
overall (open, as displayed): 92 mm x 63 mm x 93 mm,
type:
sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum
status:
Permanent collection

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