Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Mounted prismatic lens
    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      glass, wood, brass
    • Dimensions:
      lens diameter 78 mm, height 375 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Mounted prismatic lens (Inv. 769)

Prismatic lens mounted in a wooden ring. The ring is hinged on a brass fork fixed to a turned wooden base. Closely resembles lenses inv. 768 and inv. 770. Prismatic lenses can be used as optical toys on account of their ability to multiply images.