An ingenious hinged découpage box by the local artist Tom Lulevitch. The lid has an 1890s engraving depicting the science of the setting sun. The interior has a cavity for a compass to help the viewer position the box correctly. If oriented correctly, the box interior becomes a sun dial.
A sundial is a horological device that tells the time of day (when there is sunlight) by the position of the sun in the sky. It consists of a flat plate and a “gnomon,” which casts a shadow corresponding to the time of day.