NOTES: This octagonal tower dates from the 1st century BC and was originally the 'Horolgion of Andronykos Kyrrhestes'. It served as a water clock until the 6th century. The sides of the tower indicate the eight points of the Athenian compass, and the eight winds associated with these points are represented allegorically on the marble frieze that runs around the tower.
SOURCE: R. W. Edis, Decoration & furniture of town houses (London: Kegan Paul, 1881), frontispiece NOTES: This is a corner of the drawing room in Edis's own home into which he moved in 1871. The wallpaper is William Morris's pomegranate pattern and the frieze was painted by H. S. Marks, R.A. on canvas pasted to the plaster.