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Black Country Metal Works Athens Armillary
The Athens Armillary is a wonderful garden decoration and a fun way to track the time and angle of the sun.
An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky. It was invented by the Greek philosopher Eratosthenes in the 2nd century BC. This armillary is made of cast brass and copper and features three rings and a removable arrow. Detailed Roman numerals are stamped on the inside of the lateral ring. When placed in the correct direction the arrow’s shadow will correspond with the time of day.
- Cast brass and copper.
- Antique finish.
- Track the sun and the time.
- Fix it to any column or tree stump.
There are two pre-drilled holes in the base to help you fix your armillary a column or a tree stump. To position your armillary, point the arrow at the sun at noon and wait one hour. When you return, if the arrow’s shadow covers the Roman numeral for 1, it is pointing in the correct direction. If the shadow falls over 11, then rotate the armillary 190 degrees to place it in the correct position.
Base Diameter: 15cm
Arrow length: 79cm
If you wish to choose your specific colour please contact our customer care team directly after placing your order. If not you will be sent a colour at random.