Roman lunar calendar
Back to the origin
The oldest known calendars have always been based on lunar cycles. This was also the case with the Roman lunar calendar, which was found during the excavation of the remains of a Roman pottery in Trier. The original dates back to the 4th century and was still fully functional when it was found. The Roman Lunar Calendar is exhibited in the Regional Museum in Trier. And even today, more than a thousand years later, the Roman Lunar Calendar is still valid. We have taken this as an opportunity to make a replica from cast ceramic.
Orientate yourself by the moon
The Roman lunar calendar shows the days of the week in the form of seven Roman deities. Thus, Saturn represents Saturday, Sol represents Sunday, Luna represents Monday, Mars represents Tuesday, Mercury represents Wednesday, Jupiter represents Thursday, and Venus represents Friday. The deities are plastically depicted in reliefs. The elaboration is rich in detail, from the robes to the faces. One row below, reliefs mark the four seasons. In their center is depicted the goddess Minerva, the goddess of knowledge. To the right and left, 15 recesses each offer the opportunity to mark the waxing or waning phases of the moon.
- Original of the lunar calendar in the Landesmuseum Trier
- Calendar dimensions: 20x15cm
- description and pins
- with back suspension
- Red-brown patina
The Roman Lunar Calendar can be reused every year. It would also be too bad if the beautifully crafted sculptural representations were taken down after a year.
Everything but ordinary
The Roman lunar calendar is supplied with detailed instructions and pins for marking the phases of the moon, days of the week and seasons. The 20 by 15 cm calendar is made of the finest alabaster plaster. This high-quality natural material dries out quickly and firmly. For the antique effect, the Roman Moon Calendar has been given a red-brown patina. A hanging is attached to the back so that it can be mounted on the wall in a clearly visible position.
A gift for eternity.
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