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Murrells Inlet  

Sundial 303
State/Province:  South Carolina Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 31.2258' N Longitude:   79° 05.786' W
Location:
  • 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr.
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    Just before the large horizontal sundial "Time and Fate of Man". Off to the southwest side.
 
Description:
  • This bronze armillary titled "Cycle of Life"is one of several by Paul Manship in the 20's. The equatorial band has Roman hour numbers on the inside and ornate signs of the zodiac on the outside. Also on the dial are the four elements of earth, fire, water, and air. In the center are three figures of a man, woman, and child symbolizing the cycle of life.

    At the base of the dial flowers bloom and change with the seasons. Manship imagined these changes in order to design his sculptures for both indoors and outdoors.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Brookgreen Gardens
  • Designer: Paul Manship
  • Builder: Paul Manship
  • Construction Date: 1924
 

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