Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 17
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location
Museo Egizio, Florence
Catalogue Numbers 12290 
Provenance Saqqara (?).
Date Early Ptolemaic Era
Dimensions

Height 12.2 cm; width 14 cm 

Material Granite

Condition

Fragmented piece
Publications Neugebauer and Parker (1969)  
Content
External registers Likely three, in the pattern of the Karnak water clock (WCO 1).
External upper band of text Yes
External lower band(s) of text Unknown 
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Fragment only preserves part of the top rim and upper part of top register, including a partial decan list and a falcon-headed god (the planet Jupiter). Full description of the AR1-type diagram here
Rim Unknown
Interior markings Small circles indicating hour marks 
Other features Unknown 
Notes

The object arrived in the Museum as a gift of De Grueneisen in 1930. It is not on display.

See also Schomberg, A. Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 34 Florence 12290, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-28

Images

See https://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/galileopalazzostrozzi/object/FragmentOfHourglass.html 

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 19
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago 
Catalogue Numbers OIM 16875 
Provenance Egypt  
Date

Ptolemaic Period, reign of Ptolemy II, 284-246 BCE

Dimensions

Height 52.5 cm; diameter 67 cm 

Material Limestone, carnelian beads 

Condition

Unfinished 
Publications

Quagebauer (1971)

Quagebauer (1980)

Teeter (2003)

Ritner (2016)

Content
External registers  Single Register
External upper band of text  
External lower band(s) of text  
Exterior Astronomical Diagram

 

Rim  
Interior markings

Yes, twelve columns of holes present, some containing carnelian beads. 

 
Other features  
Notes

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 37 Oriental Institute 16875, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-31

Images

See Ritner (2016).

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 20
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location Capitoline Museum, Rome
Catalogue Numbers Unknown 
Provenance A private house near the site of a temple of Isis and Sarapis (monastery of Santa Lucia in Selci).
Date Unknown 
Dimensions Unknown 
Material Unknown 

Condition

Unknown
Publications Borchardt (1920)  
Content
External registers None
External upper band of text No external decoration 
External lower band(s) of text No external decoration 
Exterior Astronomical Diagram No
Rim Month and zodiac markings: Phamenoth Pharmouthi, Pisces and the spring equinox, plus some finer gradation of the year via holes (six per month).
Interior markings Yes, apparently dots joined by horizontal lines.
Other features  
Notes

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 39 Rome, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-33

Images

See Borchardt (1920) for a drawing of the interior and rim.

 

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WC? 23
Type ?Outflow ?water clock 
Current Location Unknown
Catalogue Numbers None
Provenance Baths of Caracalla. Found in Vigna Guidi, (now Via di Porta San Sebastiano 19, Rome - right at the Gate itself).
Date Unknown. Found in 1882 by the owner of the property.
Dimensions Unknown 
Material "Basalt"

Condition

"Very damaged" vessel in the shape of an Egyptain lower millstone (i.e. a flower-pot shape)
Publications Roullet (1972)
Content
External registers Unknown
External upper band of text Unknown
External lower band(s) of text Unknown
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Unknown
Rim Unknown
Interior markings Unknown
Other features Decorated with "Egyptian figures"
Notes

Not listed in the Berlin Waterclock Project database.

Images

None.