Compass and sundial painted with Chinese characters

Made:
1880-1920 in China
maker:
Unknown

Compass and sundial, two hinged wooden blocks, compass needle set into one, covered with glass windows, painted with Chinese characters, Chinese, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A192813
Materials:
complete, glass, metal, wood
type:
geomantic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
credit:
Tunbridge Wells Municipal Museum
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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