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Portable Diptych with Compass, Sundial, and Perpetual Calendar

Compass, sundial, and perpetual calendar inside of a square thin ivory box decorated with leaf etched motives.
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  • Compass, sundial, and perpetual calendar inside of a square thin ivory box decorated with leaf etched motives.

Date:

1660/80

Artist:

Charles Bloud
French, mid to late 17th century
France

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Charles Bloud

Title

Portable Diptych with Compass, Sundial, and Perpetual Calendar

Place

France (Object made in)

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1660–1680

Medium

Ivory, brass, glass, etching on ivory laid paper used for compass rose

Dimensions

10.5 × 8.9 × 1.6 cm (4 1/8 × 3 1/2 × 3 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1958.441

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