Large handmade bronze armillary sundial sphere with delicately pierced foliate gnomon arrow and feathers. The armillary sphere rests on a bronze ship's bell. The bell base can be secured to a pedestal with a hidden dowel in the bell. There is a griffin decorative piece which is optional, it is shown here and on a slightly larger armillary sphere, the 36" diameter bronze armillary.
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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This product is currently out of stock, however we would be delighted to have this piece custom made for you!