Artifact Details

Title

Napier's Bones

Catalog Number

B27.79

Type

Physical object

Date

1700 ca.

Place Manufactured

England

Dimensions

5/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.

Description

Set of tiny Napier's bones in a wooden case, there are 11 bones. Case is engraved with geometric designs in the center and at each corner.

Category

Pre-computer/other

Subject

Hand calculation; India; Business

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012