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Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)
Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)

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A gilded openwork sphere, which surmounts a pyramidal roof on an octagonal cupola on the corner tower. It features the signs of the zodiac and is flanked by cherubic figures. It was restored and returned to its place in 2016 after a campaign.
Title

Sphere and Figures (R. W. Forsyth)

Date

1907

Medium

gilded steel

Measurements

H 100 x W 75 x D 75 cm (E)

Accession number

EH2_CB_S025

Acquisition method

commissioned by R. W. Forsyth Department store

Work type

Sculpture

Work status

extant

Listing status

A (Scotland)

Listing date

14/09/66

Access

at all times

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Located at

30 Princes Street, Edinburgh

EH2 2BY

Located on top of a building, at the corner of Princes Street and 2–6 South St Andrew Street.