The hourglass is one of the oldest time measuring tools in existence, but it’s unclear where it originally came from. The oldest depiction of an hourglass is from a sarcophagus dated back to 350 AD, which goes against the idea that it was created during the Early Middle Ages. That being said, it wasn’t used predominantly in Europe until the 14th century.
The look of the hourglass has always captured a lot of artistic imagination. Being a symbol of time and the vertical symbol of infinity, the hourglass can hold a lot of symbolic meaning.
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