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Armillary Sphere, by Carlo Plato, Rome, 1588

Inventory Number: 45453
Object Type: armillary sphere
Persons: Carlo Plato (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1588
Place Created: Rome Italy Europe
Accession Number: 1952-95
Brief Description: Tripod base, sleeve, threaded rod with four quadrants supporting horizon ring; meridian ring with hour circle; sphere of equator, tropics, (ant)arctic circles and zodiac band; with pointers for fixed stars; sun and moon on rotating arms (moon on a latitude epicycle).
Primary Inscriptions: "Romæ Anno Domini 1588 Ca: l'plat. f:" on underside of horizon ring.
Provenance: From the Sestieri Collection, Rome.
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Material(s): Brass

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