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Armillary sphere Giannello Torriani

Armillary sphere

Giannello Torriani

  • TITLE

    : Armillary sphere
  • AUTHOR

    : Giannello Torriani
  • DATE

    : c. 1600 - 1650
  • TYPE

    : Scientific instrument
  • TECNIQUE

    : Silvered brass
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 39 × 22.1 cm
  • SUBJECT

    :
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    :
  • ROOM

    : 8

Tradition has it that this armillary sphere, which is mounted on an elegantly engraved lobated support, originally belonged to Saint Charles Borromeo. It can be used to study the movement of the moon according not to the ancient Ptolemaic view but to the new Copernican system.

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  • TITLE

    Armillary sphere
  • AUTHOR

    Giannello Torriani
  • DATE

    c. 1600 - 1650
  • TYPE

    Scientific instrument
  • TECNIQUE

    Silvered brass
  • DIMENSIONS

    39 × 22.1 cm
  • SUBJECT

  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

  • ROOM

    8

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