Armillary Sphere with 3” centre globe (representing the Earth). The supporting base is 9″ dia (making it sturdy, solid and balanced). The rings are 14″in diameter (for the Latitude and Longitude pathways). This medium size is the most popular. Not too big for prominent placement.
Armillary Sphere has an Antique Brass Finish. It will blend well with it’s surroundings.
Armillary sphere (sometimes called spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil ), is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. It differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. It was invented separately in ancient Greece and ancient China, and later used in the Islamic world and Medieval Europe.
With the Earth as center, an armillary sphere is known as Ptolemaic. With the sun as center, it is known as Copernican.
This can create interest. It can change or create the mood of a room. Displayed on a table, a bench, a Pedestal, or built into an outdoor room or garden. It will generate interesting conversation. Those that know and understand the workings of objects like this will be delighted. . The Armillary Sphere’s main purpose is as a statement maker. To fill a corner or carry your eyes to from one interesting setting to the next.