18th Century Atlas Armillary

£360.00

Dimensions: H56cm

This replica of an 18th century armillary sphere features gracefully intertwined silver rings, representing the position and trajectories of heavenly bodies circling the Earth at the centre. Legend states that Atlas was one of the Titans battling Zeus, but after his defeat was sentenced to carry the earth on his shoulders til the end of time - in the case of this model, Atlas is carrying the universe instead, making this an impressive piece to be displayed in the home.