Together with his teacher Sokrates and his pupil Aristotle, Plato formed an essential part of the great trio of ancient Greek philosophers. Together they are said to have laid the philosophical foundations of Western culture.
Plato was also a mathematician, a writer of philosophical dialogues, and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of 'Higher Education' in the western world.
The original larger sculpture, in bronze, of which this is a much reduced reproduction, is in the museum in Naples.
|dimensions etc||Height: 22cm|
|material||Cast Carrara marble. Mounted on an integrated marble socle. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculptures in this collection are created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble.|
|country of origin||Made in the UK.|
|care instructions||The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should you wish to put him outside.|
marble Plato bust
- Code: SA-039
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £33.33