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Antonio Lupicini, Geocentric armillary spheres


Antonio Lupicini (ca. 1530-ca. 1598)
Geocentric armillary spheres, Florence, ca. 1570-1574
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, inv. beni art. 14-17

These four splendid spheres were made for Cosimo I de' Medici by one of his most highly skilled craftsmen. They show the movements of the five planets as well as those of the Sun, the Moon and the sphere of fixed stars.