Brass polyhedral sundial from 1578 approximates shape of the Alouette satellite, Canada "The equatorial dial on this polyhedral sundial is marked with all 24 hours It was made by Hans Koch in Munich in The original is in Munich.
Squid and Tai-fish netsuke The Inshore Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and Tai-fish. This netsuke carved from tagua nut and stained. Squid eye is inlaid with mother-of-pearl from the black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). Fish eye from amber.