Arcturus Armillary Sundial handmade in Europe. This version of the Arcturus is made entirely of brass, hand engraved Roman numerals for the hours, and with a slightly weathered patina.
The one shown is 18"D by 24"H. We are able to customize the armillary size and in any of the following materials: brass, bronze or copper. Each sundial is calibrated based on latitude and longitude coordinates creating a beautiful functioning timepiece. A wonderful classic (and low maintenance) addition to any garden!
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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