Bronze Armillary Dial
Everything Nautical proudly presents the Bronze Armillary Dial. The variation of a bronze/silver armillary sphere. With earth at the center, an armillary globe was believed to show how the stars move around the Earth. The globe is surrounded by zodiac signs and symbols. Early man, looking at the heavens, believed the stars were fixed to the inside surface of a rotating sphere. Copernicus gave his name to the theory of an Earth-centered universe, and the Vatican propagated his belief by threatening to burn science heretics at the stake for stating otherwise. We now know that we live on the fringe of a nearly infinite and ever expanding universe. Armillary dials have the earth positioned inside a mesh of bronze hoops, symbolizing the course of the planets as known at the time. The course of the sun is shown by a wide band called the ecliptic circle.
This beautiful Bronze Armillary Dial makes a great nautical desk accessory! Measuring 14.2" high x 7" wide it will bring an air of elegance and class to any desktop or bookshelf. Also, makes the perfect gift for the nautical loving executive!
The Armillary Sphere was invented more than 2,000 years ago and is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth, that represents lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features. It was used to guide the ships of the early explorers for many centuries.
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Dimensions: 14.2" H x 7" W X 7"
Made with Brass and Chrome with Bronze Finish
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