Add a touch of classical charm and scholarly grace to your home or office with this elegant Brass Armillary Sundial. Mounted atop the included wooden stand, this working historical replica makes the perfect centerpiece for a study, library, office or other area marked by intellectual activity. But like the world and cosmos the original armillary spheres helped discover, this fine antique-style timepiece's decorative potential is vast and near-limitless. It dresses up literally any space, exuding sophistication and class wherever it's displayed. Comprised of interlocking brass rings, the Armillary Sundial represents both the terrestrial globe and celestial sphere. The rings form a circular framework around a rod, or gnomon, which represents the polar axis of the sky as seen from earth. A small brass sphere attached to the gnomon represents the earth, and the outer ring represents the stars of the zodiac, as evidenced by the delicate zodiac sign etchings on its surface. Stained a rustic coffee hue, the included wooden stand beautifully complements the vibrant annealed finish of the sundial brass. The tripod stand is fully adjustable to suit any space, and at 25" in diameter and nearly 46" high, the complete ensemble is an impressive, eye-catching showpiece, regardless of where it's featured. Armillary Sundials reach far back into history, used for astronomical observation and timekeeping in Greece since as early as the 4th century, BCE. Connect with this distant age of exploration and discovery, and add this alluring Brass Armillary Sundial to your home or office decor. Ships directly from manufacturer.