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Socrates Bust Sculpture

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Socrates, a marble bust, 17th century, Italy.

A fine antique marble bust of Socrates, once owned by Baroness Westonholz and later sold to Tyringham Hall, Buckinghamshire.

Artist and studio unknown.

Socrates was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Many would claim that Plato's dialogues are the most comprehensive accounts of Socrates to survive from antiquity.

Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand. Plato's Socrates also made important and lasting contributions to the field of epistemology, and the influence of his ideas and approach remains a strong foundation for much western philosophy that followed.


Marble Sculpture

Our sculpture is produced by a unique and proprietary dry casting process. They are made of white Carrara marble and over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural marble which gives it a look and feel of natural marble. They are finished by hand.

Details

  • MATERIAL

    White Carrara Marble Cast
    Natural Marble Cast
    Patina
  • SIZE

    78H x 58W x 26D cm (30.5x23x10 in)

    18 kg (39.7lbs)
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1
  • REF. NUMBER

    SCGR4401128

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  • MATERIAL

    White Carrara Marble Cast
    Natural Marble Cast
    Patina
  • PARAMETERS

    78H x 58W x 26D cm (30.5x23x10 in)

    18 kg (39.7lbs)
  • ORIGIN

    Europe
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1
  • REF. NUMBER

    SCGR4401128

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