Horizontal dial by unknown

Horizontal dial


Fine art poster

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  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

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Horizontal dial

Forged horizontal dial for latitude 45 North. Square marble dial. On the obverse side is an hour scale and eight wind directions marked in Latin. At the gnomon base is a depiction of the sun with a human face, around which is engraved the motto: 'Horas non numero nisi serenas' (I only count the bright hours). The brass gnomon is shaped and depicted as a grotesque, horned moon face. The compass is inset south of the gnomon with the cardinal points named in Latin. On the reverse side is a lunar volvelle, carrying a table of epacts, an hour-circle and an Age of Moon scale. Around the edge is engraved 'Circulus Epactarium secundum Cat. Greg. Usque ad ann. Milles. - Septing', (Circle of epacts according to the Gregorian Calendar, until the year 1700).

  • Image reference: D8934

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