Socrates - copy of an ancient bust in hydrocal plaster


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    3x3x7 inches. 2lbs. The casting is in hard plaster "Vatican Stone". This piece represents the high-point of my craft to date. I am extremely proud to have recreated a bust of Socrates from the cover of my Penguin edition of Xenophon's "Last Days of Socrates." I felt that my bust of Xenophon was sitting out there alone amidst a field of 20th century composers, and he needed some company from antiquity. Had I done a search on existing busts I might never have started this one, BUT if you search for images of Socrates on the web, you will surely decide that this little fellow is probably closest to what he looked like.

    Signed H.A.Tansson 8-15 #2 --this will be a collector's item
    especially after Tansson's next work ("Stupidity and the Sublime") is published -with ample reference to the differing portraits of Socrates' methods.