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Sundial

1991.1167 (RS21470)

Description

A thick rectangular board with old, worn buff and green paint. On the top, is the face of a sun carved in relief. Around the edge are the Roman numerals I to XII. Pewter gnomon with vertical incised lines radiate from the top of the board. The back has two wooden cleats held by screws. It was originally hung by small protruding brackets on the sides.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
birch (wood)
oak (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Ash
Birch
Oak
Possibly ash (wood)
Possibly birch (wood)
Possibly oak (wood)
SUNDIAL
sundials
Dimensions
23.25 x 13.375 x 1.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1167
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3383

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