♥ Titan Atlas and Planetary Model Armillary Spheres
Atlas was one of the legendary Titans batteling Zeus. After his defeat Atlas was sentenced to carry the Earth on his mighty shoulders till the end of time. The Atlas of our armillarry dial is carrying the entire universe. That's to say the known Renaissance universe. The Earth was believed to be at its center. Gracefully intertwined silver rings represent trajectories of heavenly bodies around the Earth. In all aspects ethereal, myth combined with science, fable with historic art.
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 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
An interestingsymbolofthe earlyscience andGreek mythology.Atlascarried theweight of theworld on hismighty shoulders.
intricate collection of bronce and chrome expertly intertwined to represent the rings of the universe
brass rings, expertly aged to bronze finish
aluminum cast Atlas statue, antique patina
reproduced from 18th C original
heavyweight polished granite base
Size: Ø 10 x 22 inch
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