The sundial of the mathematicians and astronomers of the ancient world
The scaphe likely is one of the oldest types of a sundial. Its dial is placed in a hollow sphere. The gnomon is placed at its centre, with its tip casting a shadow along the drawn lines.
The spherical capture area compensates for the irregular movement of the shadow on level surfaces.
The hour lines represent the temporal hours. These do not correspond to our current time measurement of equinoctial hours.
Read the time as people did in the world of Antiquity with this clock.
Turn time into a special experience.
The scaphe sundial lets you read the "temporal hours"
Until the Middle Ages, the "light day", i.e. the time from sunrise to sunset, was divided into 12 sections of equal length. The first temporal hour begins at sunrise.
The temporal hour is not consistent throughout the year, due to different durations of sunlight. The hours are longer in summer, and shorter in winter.
The scaphe sundial is a hemispherical bowl and individually adjusted to your location
The scaphe has a size of 10 x 10 cm and is made of high-quality, weather-resilient material. Its modern design makes it a true eye-catcher and a functional decorative piece in one.
It can be used indoors and outdoors. Of course, it must be placed on a sunlit and horizontal surface, such as a table, windowsill, ledge or similar.
The scale on this clock is produced individually to match the latitude closest to your place of residence.
Delivery time of the scaphe: approx. 3 - 4 weeks