Wonderful patina with greening, this carved Yorkstone sundial pedestal has a square baluster shape with square top and a round base, which was added later. All pieces are carved yorkstone. Antique architectural element. One side has less patina and coloring.
Shown with an 8" round, lead sundial plate and gnomon which is included.
Imported from Yorkshire 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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