Product images of Inclining dial
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Seasonal inclining dial. This is a rectangular lacquered boxwood dial with a hinged hour-plate. On the obverse side the compass is set into the dial-plate. This is a feng-shui (geomantic) compass with direction names given by 12 animals and 12 elements. This 'pseudo-equinoctial' dial demonstrates a standard type of Chinese dial with the dial set according to the season, as marked by the 'qi' (characters) and the compass carrying the feng-shui (geomantic) divisions into 24 parts.
- Image reference: D8626
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London