A Pair of Busts of Heraclitus & Democritus
Stock No: 000661
Height: 5.5 Inches / 14 cm
Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures Vol 4, Page 233, Figs 200.45 / 200.46
A fine small bust of Heraclitus known as the “weeping philosopher ” because he found man’s condition melancholy. The companion bust to Democritus, a Greek philosopher and founder of atomic theory, is known as the “laughing philosopher” because he found man’s condition ridiculous. Possibly attributed to Wood & Caldwell.
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