Friary Lead Wall Sundial with 4 arches and a gnomon supported by a pair of lions. Copied from an early Flemish wall dial.
Imported from England.
We have a wide range of decorative English lead sundial plates from 8 inch square to 17 inch round in varying styles.
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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