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This white plaster ellipsoid is divided in two along a circle that makes an angle of about 45 degrees with the major axis of the ellipse. Two metal rods protruding from the right portion fit into metal-lined holes in the left portion. The hollow elliptical wooden stand is painted black.
This series of models was designed at the technical high school in Munich under the direction of Alexander Brill, and originally published in 1885.
L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 21, 57, 91.
Currently not on view
Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
overall: 7 cm x 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in