Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Box for mathematical instruments
    • Setting:
      Room VI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      17th cent.
    • Materials:
      box: black leather with gilt tooling; instruments: brass
    • Dimensions:
      height (closed) 225 mm, width 75 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Box for mathematical instruments (Inv. 671)

Box for mathematical instruments complete with lid and divided into eighteen compartments. Now contains only seven instruments: an ungraduated square; a file; a small instrument with a pointer at one end and a conical tip at the other; a rod; a reduction compass with an octagonal head and lacking one tip; an instrument with a double pen nib at one end and a sheathed tip at the other; and double dividers. Provenance: Medici collections.