11" lead sundial plate with roman numerals and a saying: "GROW OLD ALONG WITH ME THE BEST IS YET TO BE." The gnomon is decorated with a winged bird.
Imported from England.
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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