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Sundial 177
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° N Longitude:   73° W
Location:
  • Mount Holyoke College, Rose Garden
 
Description:
  • ca 18 inch diameter horizontal dial. Roman numerals, 5 AM to 7 PM. Zodiac signs in circle within numerals. Capricorn and Sagittarius misplaced. Gnomon replaced, 1991. Dial sits atop a two-step octagonal base, ornate carved pillar.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Holyoke College
  • To larger sight/ the rim of shadow/ is the line of light
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