Beautifully weathered bronze armillary with decorative gnomon and pierced griffin finial on a tall carved limestone column and pedestal. Nice patina. Column and pedestal come in 7 pieces.
In a field, along a path or centered in a garden, this armillary sundial will make a stunning focal point. A wonderful way to add structure and a vertical dimension to a garden. During the winter months, sundials become exceptional sculptural elements under the falling snow. A truly spectacular addition to the gardens. 20th c.
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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