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Celestial Globe (work of art)

Información sobre la obra de arte

Creado
circa 1690 to 1700
Artista
Robert Morden
Nacionalidad
Británico
Nacimiento/Muerte
circa 1650-1703
Dimensiones
14 1/2 x 13 x. 9 inches (36.8 x 33.0 x 22.9 centimeters)

Crédito

Purchased with funds from the Seventeenth-Century Room Fund, Elizabeth Borden, The Winston-Salem Foundation, The Camp-Younts Foundation, The John and Mary Camp Foundation, and various donors, by exchange

Número de objeto
2004.3
Cultura
Europeo británico
Clasificación
Escultura
Departamento
Europeo a 1910

Key Ideas

  • Maps and globes offer important information about the people who created them. 
  • This globe shows how 17th-century Europeans understood the world and its relationship to the stars.
  • This globe was most likely used as a study tool and as a decoration.

Más información

Celestial Globe is a symbol of the European worldview in the 17th century. It is a big, heavy object that would have been used for decoration and study. World maps were much easier to carry, so they were used for navigation. Both maps and globes provide clues about the point of view of the people who made them. This globe was made by a European artist when Europe was colonizing people in other parts of the world. The artist’s cultural perspective informed the globe’s design. The constellations on this globe are labeled with names from European history and Greek mythology rather than their original names. They had been named by nonwestern cultures centuries before this globe was made.

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Imágenes

  • This is a seventeenth-century globe on a wooden stand which shows the European world view along with the constellations.

    Celestial Globe

  • This is a seventeenth-century globe on a wooden stand which shows the European world view along with the constellations.

    Celestial Globe, alternate view.