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Nicolaus Copernicus - Mikolaj Kopernik Polish Doll
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish Mikolaj Kopernik   (born Feb. 19, 1473, Torun, Poland—died May 24, 1543, Frombork, Polish astronomer who proposed that the planets have the Sun as the fixed point to which their motions are to be referred


 
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Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish Mikolaj Kopernik   (born Feb. 19, 1473, Torun, Poland—died May 24, 1543, Frombork, Polish astronomer who proposed that the planets have the Sun as the fixed point to which their motions are to be referred; that the Earth is a planet which, besides orbiting the Sun annually, also turns once daily on its own axis; and that very slow, long-term changes in the direction of this axis account for the precession of the equinoxes. This representation of the heavens is usually called the heliocentric, or “Sun-centred,” system—derived from the Greek helios, meaning “Sun.”
Source Brittanica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/136591/Nicolaus-Copernicus

This traditional Polish doll set is completely hand made the old fashioned way with paper mache, dress materials and paints.  Notice the attention to detail and fine workmanship.
Features
  • Posable arms
  • Mounted on a wooden base
  • Size - 9.5" x 4" x 3" - 24cm x 10cm x 8cm


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