Vintage bronze square sundial plate. Engraved sun at base of gnomon surrounded by roman numerals. Shown with the chamfered pedestals, sold separately.
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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