Model of a Solar System

UnknownLate 19th Century

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum

The characters of the planets (Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) are written in order but the picture is unidentifiable. Neptune is written at the bottom, confirming that it is a model of the solar system. Since Pluto is missing, it is thought to be made prior to the discovery of Pluto in 1930. The owner was a teacher from end of Meiji to Taisho Period at Tottori Shihan Elementary School and it is presumed that this teaching material was used in his/her science class.

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  • Title: Model of a Solar System
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Late 19th Century
  • Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 太陽系模型
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 模型
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.6(bottom diameter) x d12 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 明治時代末から大正時代前半
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Model
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum