Ambrosiana

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.

YOU MAY BE ALSO BE INTERESTED:

  • 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

WHAT’S ON

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

Pinacoteca

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

We inform our the kind visitors of the Pinacoteca and scholars attending the Library's reading room that the Ambrosiana will be closed to the public from December 4 to 7 included.

13/11/2019
NEWS
I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

Accademia

I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

The lectures will be grouped into three "knots":"Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age", "Memory in performative and missionary practices" and "Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds".

27/11/2019-28/11/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Biblioteca

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The new Ambrosiana Digital Library was created with the aim of enhancing the main funds (inf., Sup., S.P. and Trotti) through digitization and public and free dissemination via the Internet.

07/11/2019-07/11/2019
Presentation
DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Biblioteca

DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

The series of lectures Dante and Europe in the nineteenth century investigates the fortune of the Poet among leading figures of nineteenth-century European culture.

28/03/2019-21/11/2019
CONFERENCE