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Portable horizontal sundial

Maker:
Claude Langlois (working 1730–57; died before 1760)
Date:
1735–57
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Brass and copper alloy
Dimensions:
2-7/8 x 2-1/2 in. (7.3 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Stephen D. Tucker, 1903
Accession Number:
03.21.63
Not on view
Signature: Langlois A Paris Aux Galleries du Louvre (engraved in center of sundial)
Mrs. Stephen D. Tucker (until 1903; to MMA)
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