This is a beautiful solid brass decorative antique reproduction of a sundial. The sundials arrow points polar North and the gnomon casts a shadow onto the equatorial band which is etched with Roman numerals to indicate the local time. While it can be used to actually tell time, most use this sundial as decoration inside their home or office. The heavy solid brass base is mounted to a beautiful piece of turned solid hardwood, and the bottom is covered with felt. The sundial has a stable 5 1/4 inch (13.3 cm) base, and it measures 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm) tall, the rings are 4 inches (10.2 cm) in diameter, and it weighs 1 pound, 9.5 ounces (723 grams).