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Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection

Chinese sphere

<p>Perforated metal sphere, China, 18<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> centuries</p>

Perforated metal sphere, China, 18th to 19th centuries

This object is a metal sphere with perforations in the form of floral, animal and geometric motifs. Inside is a candle which is lit and remains standing thanks to a series of inner rings.

This object was used to project the shadows from the perforations of the sphere onto the walls of a dark room. The sphere could also be rolled along the ground to move the projected shadows.

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