Mather Sun Dial

after Charles Turnbull

Mather Sun Dial, Based on 1579–83 design; executed ca. 1907

Carved limestone (Portland stone) with gun metal for gnomons (sundial points)
Princeton University, gift of Sir William Mather, presented in 1907
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Given to the university in 1907 by Sir William Mather, the Mather sundial is a copy of one erected in 1579 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Mather gave the sundial as a symbol of the connections between the United States and England and between their institutions of higher learning.