Hemisferium - Astronomical Ring Dial | Peter's of Kensington



Hemisferium
Astronomical Ring Dial

Product Number: 640505

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For centuries, humankind has been fascinated with scientific discovery – from the early astronomical breakthroughs of Galileo Galilei, to modern advancements in digital technology. Now, with Hemisferium, you can revisit the dawn of modern science…

Driven by a spirit of inquisitiveness, development and scientific-historic investigation, Hemisferium has rediscovered the wisdom of the ancients to bring to a modern era. Their beautiful (and completely functional) collection of scientific instruments are faithful recreations of the tools that played a vital role in the golden age of Science.

This marvellously detailed Astronomical Ring Dial is a modelled from an early instrument created by Reiner Gemma Frisius in the 16th Century. Originally used by scientists and navigators to make astronomic measurements and determine the time during the day or at night, this piece is a true artefact of the scientific Renaissance.

Made from antique-look brass with a wooden base, the Ring Dial has pieces that move across three planes, and is finely detailed with arabesque ornamentation. Whether you use it as a beautiful stand-alone piece, or as a functional astronomical instrument, it is collector’s item worth treasuring.

Hemisferium knows that some things are far too precious to lose to the sands of time…

Features:
  • Made in Spain.
  • Made from antique-look brass with a wooden stand.
  • Modelled off the Astronomic Ring Dial created by the Reiner Gemma Frisius in the 16th Century.
  • Features rotating pieces used to determine the time and make astronomic measurements of right ascension and declination.
  • Brass features stunning ornamentation, antique-style text and number markings.
  • Includes a pamphlet outlining the history of the piece and the method of operation.
  • Beautifully presented in a Hemisferium gift box.

    Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 8cm.
  • + IN-STORE AVAILABILITY
    + POSTAGE CALCULATOR AUSTRALIA
    + POSTAGE CALCULATOR INTERNATIONAL
    + RETURN POLICY


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