- A bronze figure of Atlas supports an iron semicircular band. This, in turn, supports the brass armillary sphere with the usual meridian, equator, tropics, polar circles, ecliptic, and a horizon engraved with a zodiac calendar. The style of this instrument, as well as the position of the vernal point (around 9.75 March), suggests that it was made in Italy in the late 16th century.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- armilllary sphere
- date made
- 16th century
- place made
- overall: 42 cm x 22.2 cm; 16 17/32 in x 8 3/4 in
- overall: 17 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 43.18 cm x 20.6375 cm x 19.685 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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