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An interesting mix of early science and Greek mythology. One of the legendary Titans battling Zeus was defeated and decreed to carry the weight of the world on his mighty shoulders. Forever… Our armillary dial, however, has Atlas carrying the entire universe. Gracefully intertwined silver rings symbolize the position and trajectories of heavenly bodies around the earth.

Decorate your home with the eye-catching 18th-Century Atlas Armillary. Featuring a black wood base and silver framework, this elegant piece depicts the Greek titan Atlas carrying the Renaissance universe on his shoulders. The intertwined silver rings symbolize the position of heavenly bodies rotating around the Earth. Display it on a desk or bookshelf among traditional decor.

The 18th Century Atlas Armillary Sphere measures 10″ x 22″. The base measures 8.75″. An intriguing mix of early science and Greek mythology: one of the legendary Titans battling Zeus was defeated and decreed to carry the weight of the earth on his mighty shoudlers forever. Our armillary sphere, however, has Atlas carrying the entire universe. That’s to say the known Renaissance universe, when the earth was still believed to be at it’s center. Gracefully intertwined silver rings symbolize the position and trajectories of heavenly bodies around the earth. In all aspects ethereal, science combined with beauty, myth with historical fact.

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