Table clock in the shape of Atlas, attributed to Pierre Louteau, c. 1603 - c. 1628

Table clock in the shape of Atlas, attributed to Pierre Louteau, c. 1603 - c. 1628

zilver, verguld brons en niello, h 19.7cm × w 6.3cm × d 6.0cm. More details

As a rule, Atlas carries a celestial globe, a three-dimensional map of the stars. A timepiece can also represent the universe, showing the movement of the stars. To enhance the engraving on the dial and foot, the furrows of the lines were filled with niello, a rich black alloy of silver, copper and sulphur.

On display in gallery 2.3 Atlas

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