“Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a thing, place, or person that’s a work of art to you.
When I saw the subject of this week’s photo challenge, the first thing that came into my mind was this intricate, gilded brass clock which I saw in the British Museum recently.
It is a Monumental Carillon Clock, by Isaac Habrecht, dating from 1589, standing about 5 feet tall. It is based on the cathedral clock in Strasbourg. Every hour it plays Vater Unser (Our Father) written by Martin Luther in 1545. I missed hearing it chime, which is a shame. At the top are figures on four levels. On the highest level are Christ and Death, the latter striking the hours. Below that the Four Ages of Man strike the quarter hours and below them the angels process before a seated Madonna and Child when the music plays. Below, a carousel shows the days of the week, each represented by its ruling planet.
There are three dials on the front. At the top is a 24 hour dial and in the middle is a dial showing quarter hours and minutes. The lower dial is an annual calendar naming saints’ days and feast days.
The fine metal case is engraved on one side with Faith, Hope and Charity, and on the other with Wisdom, Fortitude and Justice.
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