His personal emblem, the armillary
sphere, is present in all three tapestries, including being the centrepiece of one.
Make a style statement with the <BRomano Armillary
It is based on an armillary
sphere that dates back to 1439.
After praising God and introductory words on the necessity of astronomical instrumentation, the treatise begins with the description of the five instruments mentioned in Ptolemy's Almagest: halqa nuhasiyya (two meridian rings, I, 12); lubna (quadrant, I, 12); another halqa nuhasiyya (equinoctial ring, III, 1); dhat al-halaq (armillary
spheres were originally used to make astronomical measurements, but gained huge popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries as a means of teaching astronomy.
In the Hampden Portrait Elizabeth wears two large framed jewels, with the jewel at the bottom being capped by an armillary
A painting from the National Gallery's own collection depicts Christian's young daughter Dorothea, who holds an inverted armillary
sphere, her world turned upside down.
New additions to the format were: Rainer's Sun Corner: The sunny day provided an excellent opportunity to show off Rainer Jakob's 'Sun Corner' which included seven beautiful sundials, an armillary
sphere and an analemmatic sundial--six were built by Rainer himself.
Lorraine previously ran The Armillary
Coffee Rooms, in Binley Woods.
The imposing Armillary
, located on a roundabout at the Banbury Road junction with Trinity Road in Stratford-on-Avon, was installed in April 2007 despite opposition from local residents.
Inspired by ancient astronomy armillary
spheres, the Equinox collection has three interlocking rings that pivot.
Among the sculptures are an armillary
sphere, used to pinpoint the position of heavenly bodies, and a sextant, used to measure distances between stars and a celestial globe.