Antique Bronze Sundial

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A primitive antique bronze sundial with engraved central eagle motif and roman numerals. Three screws secure the sundial plate to a plinth or pedestal. Gnomon was replaced more recently.

Sundials are one of the oldest tools for measuring time. The Egyptians used a shadow stick or shadow clock as early as 1500 BC.  The vertical stick or "gnomon" marked the time of day by the length and position of the stick's shadow. Gnomon in Greek means "the one that knows".

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Product Code: AQA-SND-8X4

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