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Hourglass. Engraving 1887

Hourglass. Engraving 1887

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Hourglass. Engraving 1887

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Media ID 9721143

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Measurement Time Hourglass Sandglass

This print titled "Hourglass. Engraving 1887" takes us back to a bygone era, evoking a sense of nostalgia and curiosity. The image showcases an intricately designed hourglass, frozen in time through the artistry of engraving. Crafted in 1887, this delicate timekeeping instrument serves as a reminder of the timeless fascination humans have had with measuring and tracking the passage of time. The hourglass itself becomes the focal point; its elegant curves and meticulous craftsmanship are beautifully captured in this photograph. The fine grains of sand delicately flow from one bulb to another, symbolizing the transient nature of existence. As we gaze at this mesmerizing piece, we can almost hear each grain trickling down, marking moments that slip away forever. Beyond its aesthetic appeal lies a deeper contemplation on our relationship with time itself. This artwork invites us to reflect on how we measure our lives - not merely in hours or minutes but also in experiences cherished and opportunities seized. As part of Universal Images Group's vast archive collection, this print transports us back to an era when precision instruments like these were highly valued for their practicality and beauty alike. It serves as both a historical artifact and an artistic masterpiece that continues to captivate viewers across generations. Whether displayed within homes or offices, this enchanting engraving is sure to spark conversations about the eternal dance between measurement and time – reminding us all that every second counts in shaping our own personal narratives.

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