Sundial And Compass, "Portable equatorial sundial", 1748 Gilt and engraved brass, cut and blued steel, glass. Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde. 1960-1-12.
What is this?
Scrolled square frame with animal allegories of the Four Continents: camel, horse, lion and monkey; hinged quadrant, hour circle with gnomon and pendulum; in center, recessed circular box with compass needle, the face engraved with mermaid and triton; set on three adjustable legs.