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Perforated metallic sphere

18 th. China. R. 0867

An unusual piece consisting of a metallic sphere with perforations creating various floral, animal and geometric images. It has a candle inside that always stay vertical due to a system of rings. The use of this apparatus was for the projection of the shadows of the sphere's perforations on the walls of a dark room, and it could be rotated if necessary.

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