Zodiac Clock with Windrose - 47

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Round copper clock, with engraved depictions of the twelve zodiac signs and a brass-plated copper windrose. The constellations of the zodiac circle were used since antiquity in Greece, to determine destiny and fate. The zodiac signs are made of copper, plated in silver solution 999°. The windrose features the winds and the four points of the horizon and is inspired by a compass rose, that is dated to 1534. This stylish and useful clock can be easily placed to your home or your office and it is ideal for your wall decoration.

Diameter: 47cm

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It is speculated that the astrology and the zodiac signs were used since antiquity. Furthermore, in Orphic hymns there were special references to seven constellations of the Zodiac circle and it was clearly stated that the stars determined destiny, fate and the people's lives. The orphic hymns and the poems of the ancient poet Hesiod, prove the value of the astronomical observation in the everyday life of the ancient Greeks.

The ancient Greeks considered some days more favourable for warfare, relying on celestial formations. They even represented constellations and planets with the names of the gods of Olympus. The knowledge of astrology and the zodiac circle's effect on human activities constituted a special subject of study and research in Hippocrates' teaching, which refers to the influences that a human accepts from the movement of the stars.

Dimensions (WxHxD):
47 cm
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Copper with partial silver-plating and brass-plating.

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