Sundial: 288
State/Province:  Mississippi Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 32° 17.790' N  90° 11.202' W
  • Mississippi Museum of Art,
    380 S. Lamar St.

    Planetarium is on corner of E. Pascagoula St.
    and S. Lamar St.

    Dial has been in storage, so may not be accessible for public viewing. It occasionally goes on display.
  • A 30 inch gilded bronze armillary sphere, titled "Cycle of Life". The armillary sphere is composed of rings representing the great circles of the heavens. The sundial symbolizes the cycle of life encompassed by the cycle of eternity. Figures of a man, woman and child represent the Cycle of Life. On the rings and base are depicted the elements, seasons, hours of the day and signs of the zodiac. All is held up by circle of tortises.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mississippi Museum of Art
  • Paul Manship C. 1920-1937
  • Designer: Paul Manship
  • Builder: Paul Manship
  • Construction Date: 1918
  • IAPS Listing, May 95

Last Revised: 2022-05-17 :14:50