Sundial

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-3383

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

Descriptive Terms

sundials
ash (wood)
birch (wood)
oak (wood)
Oak
Ash
Birch
SUNDIAL

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

23.25 x 13.375 x 1.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1167