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Sundial

Object Number:22062
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 15th Century - 1889
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Bamboo
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Gift of William Henry Furness 3rd, Alfred Craven Harrison Jr. and Hiram M. Hiller, 1900

Description

Time stick or shepherd's stick used to track time. The carved staff has eight sides with numbers and inscriptions. The gnomon is made of bamboo and is inserted into the holes at the top, where the shadow falls on the scale indicates the time.

Bibliography:

[Article] 1901. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. III. no. No. 1. pg. 47-57 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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