Armillary Sphere

Small Armillary Sphere

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A wondrous decorative ornament inspired by the armillary sphere astronomical instrument. This small scale armillary sphere is just the right size for a desk or shelf. 

  • Armillary sphere shows the Earth at its centre surrounded by rings which represent the great circles of the heavens
  • Used during the 17th and 18th centuries in scientific debate over the relative merits of what was at the centre of the universe – the Sun or the Earth.
  • Brass armillary sphere with an antique finish
  • Base made from polished hardwood
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm | 5in (including base)

We have more Moon-inspired homewaresclothingbooksprints and gifts. 'The Moon', our new major exhibition is at the National Maritime Museum from 19 July 2019 until 5 January 2020. 

The Moon Exhibition book stack surrounded by a telescope, space shuttle and moon print

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