Round brass sundial with roman numerals and a central tudor rose medallion. Saying at base of sundial: "I am silent without the sun."
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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