Bronze armillary dial

    SKU: cmcn442030

    £200.00 Members' price *


    This bronze armillary dial has an antique finish, replicating the style of those popular in gentlemen's libraries in 18th cenutry and 19th century England.

    It is a model of objects in the sky- consisting of many rings that represent the movement of the planets (known then as 'heavenly bodies'), with Earth in the middle. The sun is shown by a wide band called the ecliptic circle. The wide horizontal band in line with the equator symbolises the zodiac, which measures positions of the sun, moon and most planets.

    In Renaissance times (roughly from the 14th to 17th century), it was believed that Earth was at the centre of the universe with everything else revolving around it, as this armillary dial shows. We now know that we live on the fringe of a nearly infinite and ever expanding universe. This ornament reflects this age of exploration.

    An intriguing home adornment that is steeped in history.


    Product code: cmcn442030
    World culture: Enlightenment Europe
    Materials: Bronze
    Size: 36.5cm x 18.5cm (14.4" x 7.3")
    Weight: 1.9kg
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