Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 10
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location

Fragment a) The Louvre Museum 

Fragment b) Thorvaldsens Museum  

Catalogue Numbers

Fragment a) Louvre N664

Fragment b) Thorvaldsens H351 

Provenance Unknown
Date Ptolemaic Period,  285 - 246 BCE
Dimensions

Fragment a) Height 9.60 cm; width 10.10 cm

Fragment b) Height 17.9 cm; width 10.6 cm

Material Granodiorite

Condition

Fragmented: two fragments are located in France and Denmark.
Publications

Borchardt (1920)

Danneskiold-Samsøe (1975)

Neugebauer and Parker (1969)

Content
External registers Probably three 
External upper band of text No
External lower band(s) of text Unknown
Exterior Astronomical Diagram On the 10a) fragment, the upper body of Orion and part of the decan list is preserved. On the 10b) fragment, we find a planet and part of the circumpolar attendant deities.
Rim Abbreviated month names
Interior markings Fill line and three dots going down the length of the waterclock
Other features  
Notes

See also the entries in:

Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 31 Louvre 644, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-25 [Fragment a] (Berlin cast of this object is ID 6.)
Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 32 Thorvaldsen 351, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-26 [Fragment b]

Images

 a) Louvre Museum photos: https://collections.louvre.fr/ark:/53355/cl010028348

b) Photo (CC0 License) from Thorvaldsens Museum:

 Fragment WCO 10b Thorvaldsens H351

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 11
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location Museo Barracco, Roma 
Catalogue Numbers Inv/MB 27
Provenance Found in Rome in the Campus Martius area (Temple of Isis)
Date Ptolemaic Period 
Dimensions

Height 36.4 cm; diameter 27.8 cm 

Material Granodiorite

Condition

Fragmentary but reconstructed from seven pieces to form the base and almost full-height part of the side wall.
Publications

Matz (1881)

Wiedemann (1901) 

Borchardt (1920)

Roullet (1972) 

Dorner (1985)

Mengoli (1986)

Lembke (1994)

Whitehouse and Baines (2005)

Content
External registers One
External upper band of text Two
External lower band(s) of text One
Exterior Astronomical Diagram No
Rim Unknown
Interior markings Yes, columns of dots with no symbols underneath
Other features  
Notes

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 30 Barracco, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-24 (Berlin cast of this object is ID 7.)

Images

 Barracco Museum: http://www.museobarracco.it/en/percorsi/percorsi_per_sale/piano_primo/sala_ii_arte_egizia_e_mesopotamica/clessidra_ad_acqua

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 21
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago 
Catalogue Numbers OIM AE7125
Provenance Egypt
Date 282 - 246 BCE
Dimensions Height approximately 10.2 cm; width approximately 13.6 cm; thickness 3.75 cm
Material Black stone, possibly granite 

Condition

Fragmented piece  
Publications

Borchardt, (1920) 

Sloley, (1924)

Sloley, (1931)

Cotterell et al. (1986)

Clagett, (1995) 

Ritner, (2016)

Content
External registers Probably three
External upper band of text Yes
External lower band(s) of text Unknown
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Yes. The fragment preserves part of the barque of Jupiter.
Rim Inscription in ?Nabatean.
Interior markings

Columns of dots, with the incised fill line visible.

Other features  
Notes

This fragment has recently been carefully discussed by Ritner (2016).

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 38 Oriental Institute 7125, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-32

Images

See Ritner (2016)

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 12
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location
Room 100, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Catalogue Numbers ДВ-2507b (also called 8698 in Шолпо (1939))
Provenance Rome (Iseum Campense), then Florence (Museum Gaddiano), then the Hermitage (around 1888)
Date Ptolemy II, 285-246 BCE
Dimensions Height 20.5 cm 
Material Granodiorite

Condition

Fragment
Publications

Kircher (1654)

Golenischeff (1891)

Wiedemann (1901)

Schäfer (1910)

Borchardt (1920)

Pogo (1936)

Шолпо (1939)

Pietrangeli (1949)

Porter and Moss (1960) 

Roullet (1972)  

Long (1987)

Content
External registers Only one preserved
External upper band of text Unknown 
External lower band(s) of text No
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Unknown, as the decoration could have extended beyond the current fragment
Rim Not preserved
Interior markings Ankhs, djeds, and was-sceptres with columns of dots above. 
Other features  
Notes

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 18 Hermitage 2507b, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-10 (Berlin cast of this object is ID 4.)

Images

The object does not appear to be on display currently and is not available in the online museum catalogue (as of May 2021).