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Globe

1971.1825 (RS118416)

Description

Plater celestial globe sits on a tripod base with ring-turned legs with three vase-turned stretchers. Brass ring surrounds the circumference vertically. The legs enclose the horizontal circumference.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840
Inscriptions
Minutes are inscribed on the brass ring. The horizontal circumference gives the minutes, zodiac and months.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
oak (wood)
plaster
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
GLOBE
globes (cartographic spheres)
Map
maps
Numbers
numerals
Oak
oak (wood)
plaster
Plaster
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Zodiac
zodiac symbols
Dimensions
10.438 (H), 9.375 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1825
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12721

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