Armillary

Armillary

Артикул: 017128


Высота
35 cm
Ширина
11 cm
Длина
29 cm
Вес
1.16 kg
An armillarium or armillary sphere represents the sun, surrounded by the most important celestial rings. This fascinating accessory dates back to Gallo-Roman times. Flamant's armillary sphere is finished in brass, for a shiny result. Each of the rings moves individually around their own axis, a fascinating artifact with a centuries-old history. The armillary sphere was invented in 255 B.C. by the scientist Eratosthenes. Originally earth was placed in the centre of the sphere, but over time Sun replaced it following the Copernican Revolution. During the Renaissance scientists liked to be portrayed with an armillary sphere, which was considered a symbol of wisdom and knowledge.