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Sundial 40
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 39' N Longitude:   71° 08' W
Location:
  • Phillips Academy
    180 Main St.
    Dial at corner of Main and Salem St.
 
Description:
  • A very large and ornate armillary sphere, approximately 8 feet in diameter. Sculpted by Paul Manship in 1928 and cast by Alexis Rudier Fondeur in Paris. The armillary has large figures inside the sphere at the base and the equatorial circle has signs of the zodiac in raised metalwork. The dial sits atop a well proportioned light granite pillar that is about 3 foot high and 4 foot diameter.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Phillips Academy
  • Designer: Paul Manship
  • Builder: Paul Manship
 
References:
  • Mayall, p.160, 169

Last Revised: 6/29/2013 11:29