Socrates - copy of an ancient bust in hydrocal plaster


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    This fellow is slightly tilted, but I have left him this way as it gives a certain spirit to the old man...rather like he was discovered amidst the rubble of Athens, that his boy Alcibiades helped destroy. Look him up.

    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." 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.