Sphere Within Sphere

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Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con sfera) by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro - in the Cortile della Pigna, Vatican, Rome (2016)

Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con sfera) is a bronze sculpture by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Versions of the sculpture (diameters vary)[1] can be seen in many settings worldwide, including:


Also note, this 'may' be a depiction of a concavity concept, that demonstrates a concave earth perspective, which also contains a celestial sphere within the center. Alternatively, it may also represent the world breaking out of the Ptolemaic view of the heavens, a nodding reference to both Copernicus and Galileo.

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