Strasbourg vertical Sundial
90€

Vertical Sundial Strasbourg

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  • Reference:P-112
  • Brand:Antiquus

Since the beginning of civilizations, we have tried to measure time, the period during which an action exists, and as an example, in the last period of the Stone Age, we find the Neolithic monument of Stonehenge in England. It was built as a place for observation and gathering information about stars and therefore, for the measurement of time according to Sun's position.

The Vertical Sundial was very popular in the Middle Age, not only as a time measure but also as an architectonical element in Cathedrals, public buildings and later on, private houses.

This Sundial is designed to be hang in a south facing wall. The "gnomon" enclosed should be placed once the sundial is safely fixed in the wall.

This sundial is made of resin, which gives it great resistance to weather, and is a faithful reproduction of the one in the cathedral of Strasbourg.

This dates from 1493 and is known as "the astrologer".

Measures:

High: 37 cm

Widht: 31 cm

Thickness: 4 cm

 

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