Egyptian shadow clock, 1925.

Egyptian shadow clock, 1925.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

This primitive shadow clock is from Qus in Egypt. The base, inscribed with a scale of time divisions, is placed in an east-west direction. The pasage of time can be measured by the movement of the shadow created by the gnomen on the horizontal piece of wood. Clocks of this kind are still in use in some parts of Egypt.

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