BUONSIGNORI, Stefano
(active in Florence, d. 1589)

Sundial

1587
Wood, height 17 cm
Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

This type of timepiece, the sundial, which functions through the projection of the shadow produced by the gnomon onto a surface marked with hour lines, was widely diffused among the scientific objects to be found in the Medici court at Florence.




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