Armillary sphere in antique brass.
Measurements: Height: 28 cm. Diameter: 19 cm.
Reproduction of armillary sphere. Astronomical instrument, used to represent the movement of the celestial bodies.
An armillary sphere consists of several relatively rotatable metal rings together form the shape of a ball. This structure is usually mounted in a frame. The armillary sphere was used in Greece in the II centuries BC and in China in the I century BC. The name comes from the Latin armilla (ball), represents the instrument is mounted on a skeleton of graduated circles and shows us the equator, the ecliptic and the meridian and the astronomical parallel.