The World in Miniature

The World in Miniature

$65
Description

Hand sculpted plaster bust. Leonardo believed that the human body is a microcosm of the earth – "By the ancients man has been called the world in miniature; and certainly this name is well bestowed, because, inasmuch as man is composed of earth, water, air and fire, his body resembles that of the earth; and as man has in him bones the supports and framework of his flesh, the world has its rocks the supports of the earth; as man has in him a pool of blood in which the lungs rise and fall in breathing, so the body of the earth has its ocean tide which likewise rises and falls every six hours, as if the world breathed; as in that pool of blood veins have their origin, which ramify all over the human body, so likewise the ocean sea fills the body of the earth with infinite springs of water." A token to remind us all to be kinder in the new year to this living, breathing, "body" that is as much flesh and blood as our own.

Sizing + Details

Each hand sculpted bust is unique and may differ from the pictures shown.
Each piece is approximately 1"-2" tall.

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The World in Miniature
The World in Miniature
The World in Miniature
The World in Miniature
The World in Miniature