Nocturnal Celestial Stardial Pendant - 15th Century
Nocturnal Celestial Stardial handcrafted in lead free pewter. This stardial pendant with its moving parts and metal dials is an eyecatching piece of functioning hardware. Its presence manages to invoke both the distant past and the mysterious future. On the reverse side are outlines of the major celestial constellations.Set the middle wheel to the month, hold the dial upside down, and sight the North Star through the center hole. Move the top of the dial's arm to align with the uppermost stars of the Big Dipper, and read the time on the inner dial where the arm crosses the hour mark.
Approx 1.75"H by 1"W, Handcrafted Lead Free Pewter, Shipped with a 31-inch black silk cord and complete manufacturer instructions.