Authentic Models Atlas Globe
Product Code: AU0338
Greek mythology sculptural Atlas globe interior accessory.
A charming alternative to contemporary globes, this antique-inspired addition takes inspiration from history.
Celebrating the age of global discovery, Atlas is a historical cartography globe with distinctive brass detailing in a Greek Renaissance style.
Crafted by hand using a plastic and paper gore technique, the spherical globe features a intricately detailed world map held abundantly in place by a spectacular bronze figure base.
An iconic, symbolic objet d'art, the decorative base depicts Atlas, the Greek God of navigation and astronomy.
According to Greek mythology, during a battle between the Titans and the Olympian gods, Zues condemned Atlas to an eternity of holding the weight of Uranus (the sky) on his shoulders...
Now representing a more contemporary narrative, the design of Atlas holding this Authentic Models globe represents the phrase we know and use today as: 'to hold the weight of the world on one's shoulders.'
Aesthetic Note: Due to the artisan production process and materials used, each globe is distinctively unique every time.
About The Brand
First founded by Haring Piebenga in the 1960s, Authentic Models started as a model ships workshop on the edge of one of Amsterdam's most famous canals. Now an international design icon, Authentic Models create antique inspired furnishings and home accessories which evoke a nostalgic sense of the past. Representing four centuries of aviation, nautical exploration, soldiers on campaign, science and discovery, the inspirational Authentic Models collection will add a touch of history and antique allure to your interior design scheme.
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