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Seasonal inclining dial. This is a rectangular boxwood dial with a hinged hour-plate. On the obverse side, a compass is set into the dial-plate. Marked around the compass is a scale divided into eight with the compass points marked in black and red (trigrams and Chinese characters)& each of these divisions is subdivided into marked divisions which correspond to the 12 provinces of China& each geographical area being thought to correspond to an area of the heavens.
- Image reference: D8964
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London