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Platonic Solids Sculpture

$70.00
3D printed in enhanced bronze color, polished to a mild sheen with visible print lines.
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The Platonic solids were known to the ancient Greeks, and were described by Plato in his Timaeus c. 350 BC. In this work, Plato equated the tetrahedron with the "element" fire, the cube with earth, the icosahedron with water, the octahedron with air, and the dodecahedron with the stuff of which the constellations and heavens were made.

In three-dimensional space, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. It is constructed by congruent regular polygonal faces with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. There are exactly five such solids that meet those criteria, and each is named after its number of faces. They are: the cube, dodecahedron, icosahedron, octahedron, and tetrahedron. That there are exactly five such solids was proven by Euclid in the last proposition of the Elements. c. 300 BC. Predating Plato and Euclid, the Neolithic people of Scotland developed the five solids a thousand years earlier. The stone models are kept in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.

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