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Portable Compass Sundial

Wooden portable compass with string gnomon decorated with hand-colored paper brightly ornate with flowers and leaf swags.
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  • Wooden portable compass with string gnomon decorated with hand-colored paper brightly ornate with flowers and leaf swags.

Date:

c. 1790

Artist:

J. Kleininger
German, late 18th to 19th century
Germany

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Portable Compass Sundial

Place

Germany (Object made in)

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1785–1795

Medium

Wood, hand-colored etching on paper, and glass with string gnomon

Dimensions

8.7 × 5.2 cm (3 7/16 × 2 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

As a Gift from Mr. Charles H. Morse, Sr. in memory of his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Morse

Reference Number

1958.440

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