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19th century Chinese astrological compass, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

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19th century Chinese astrological compass, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

2018

Finnin, Denis (photographer)

Digital Photographs

In China, south was the most important direction. Specialists in feng-shui used the central compass to find advantageously oriented sites to place graves, homes and other structures. Characters on the rings surrounding the compass relate to direction, astrology and the calendar.

China

Astronomy

Astrophysics

Asia

Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

Information on rights available at the repository.

Astrophysics

Collection

Citation

Finnin, Denis (photographer), “19th century Chinese astrological compass, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed July 16, 2019, http://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/index.php/items/show/85872.