Often mistaken for the Class of 1915’s sundial, which is actually located on the lawn, the armillary sphere on the terrace of Old Main is a gift from the Class of 1966. The sphere is mounted on the back of a turtle as a depiction of the Greek myth about Atlas, the god that held the earth, who would place the world on the back of a turtle when he grew tired. Armillary spheres were invented before the Common Era and were used as an instrument to measure the position of celestial objects in relation to Earth. Courtesy: Penn State Archives
"1966- Armillary Sphere" is available in the following sizes: 8x10,11x14,16x20,20x24,and 24x30.
Unframed images come in a white mat and are shrink wrapped for protection. The unframed 20x24 and 24x30 prints come rolled in a tube. Each framed image includes double mats, glass, and your choice of a black, mahogany, cherry, or walnut frame.