One of the many home accessories, the 18th century Atlas Armillary is recognised as an important educational tool. It illustrates geographical, astronomical, and cosmographical concepts of the Renaissance, a cultural movement which spanned across Europe between the 14th to the 17th century.
The Atlas Armillary displays a mix of Greek mythology and science, elegantly constructed to present Atlas, one of the legendary Titans who battled Zeus. Atlas was defeated and dictated to carry the weight of the world on his mighty shoulders for eternity. This armillary dial however, has Atlas carrying the whole universe, demonstrating a time when the earth was still believed to be at its centre. The elegantly tangled silver rings are symbols of the heavenly bodies around the earth.
The Atlas Armillary is one of the many authentic models accessories we provide, brilliantly incorporating science combined with beauty, myth with historic fact. A perfect addition to your nautical décor, the 18th century Atlas Armillary is a true representation of the quality and expertise we provide here at Premier Gifts.
Using high quality materials and craftsmanship, the 18th century Atlas Armillary has been beautifully constructed to add character and charisma to any home or office. A piece which is sure to provide conversational topic, this AM model would also be an impressive gift to friends and colleagues.
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