Dating back to the 4th century A.D. and mentioned in the works of scientists, philosophers, and poets, historic armillary spheres show time as the shadow of the gnomon falls across the equatorial ring. Our Design Toscano-exclusive heirloom casting is Victorian garden art at its finest and adds architectural interest in quality foundry iron, a material that outperforms common aluminum. Rising on a sculptural base, this investment in garden art stands more than a yard tall. Simple assembly required. 24½"Wx14½"Dx40"H. 44 lbs.