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Sundial Compass (Germany), late 17th–early 18th century

This is a Sundial compass. It is dated late 17th–early 18th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is bone, brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 1 x 4 x 5.6 cm (3/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sundial Compass (Germany), late 17th–early 18th century; bone, brass; H x W x D: 1 x 4 x 5.6 cm (3/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.); 1957-165-14

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