Antique Polyhedral Sundial

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Polyhedral sundials were considered an early multifaceted celestial charting tool.  These sundials were complicated time keepers, some having up to fifty gnomons (or arms) on them.  Most polyhedral sundials date from 1625 to 1775 and although not precise, were more a statement of an owner's interest in science, mathematics, and art.  They were also an example of a stone mason's clever and impressive carving skills.  This antique carved dodecahedral sundial, has twelve different faces with twelve gnomons.  The Egyptians used sundials as early as 1500 BC.  In Greek gnomon means "the one that knows".


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