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Portable diptych sundial

Maker:
Hans Tröschel the Younger (German, probably born 1599, died before 1634)
Date:
1620
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Ivory, brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/8 × 2 5/8 in. (9.8 × 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Stephen D. Tucker, 1903
Accession Number:
03.21.53
Not on view
Signature: Stamped and inked in red on lower border of the upper tablet, open position: HANNS TROSCHEL ANNO 1620

Inscription: Lower tablet, open position: (top) HORÆ AB / MERIDIE; (bottom) HORÆ AB ORTV / HORÆ AB OCCASV; (base) SOLISTICIVM ESTIVVM

Upper tablet, open position: (border) SINGA DESCENDENTIA, QVANTI/TAS DIEI, SINGNA ASCENDENTIA

Upper tablet, closed position: (around circumference of windrose) MONSTR VIAM / PERGE SECVRVS

Lower tablet, closed position: (concentric circles) EPACTA IVLIANII / EPACTA GREGORII; (circumference of epacts) DIES ÆTA / TIS LUNÆ / ET HORÆ NOCTIS

Marking: Stamped twice on lower tablet, closed position, bottom of epact: six-pointed star
Mrs. Stephen D. Tucker (until 1903; to MMA)
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