Epictetus Greek Stoic Philosopher Sculpture Bust on Box Plinth
A realistic sculpture bust of Epictetus in PLA. The box plinth has his name and lifetime on the front and a quote on the back "No man is free who is not the master of himself.". Choose from 5 different base colors for the bust and the box plinth.
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey) and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.
Perfect for display on the library shelf, entertainment center, office space, collector’s gallery, and more. Makes a great gift for the history enthusiast in your life, or simply to add to your own collection of people who inspire you.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
- 7-inch. 3.5" wide, 4" deep, 7" tall, and weighs 5 - 7 oz depending on geometry.
- 12-inch. 6.25" wide, 5" deep, 12" tall, and weighs 1 lb.
Note: Approximate measurements. The height measured includes the base.
- Lightweight - Multiple busts can be displayed on floating shelves
- Unique - Original artwork
- Collectible - Over 140 subjects in our ever-growing library
- 3D Printed - Intersection of technology and art to bring a unique presentation
Washable in lukewarm soapy water.
This is a 3D printed product, so there may be minor defects (rough edges, bumps, etc). I have spent months building my own machines to exact specifications for accuracy and surface quality, and I scrutinize every model very closely. I use only the highest quality filament to ensure colors are vibrant and defects are kept to an absolute minimum for both your item and my machine. Every item in my shop is test printed and checked for not only aesthetics, but also the intended use. If I'm not happy with it, it doesn’t ship. You will get my very best work, which you will find is a cut above the rest!
POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA PLASTIC)
Every item in my shop is made from Polylactic Acid (PLA), which is a non-toxic organic thermo-polymer made from corn starch or sugarcane and is industrially compostable under very specific and expensive conditions. It will not break down if buried or submerged in water and will last for a very, very long time. 3DPD makes every effort to repurpose and transform waste plastics such as support material and failed prints. One example of this is that our PLA waste is ground up into shards and suspended in the filled and premium bust product lines. Additionally, in-house colors such as black make use of a small percentage of waste plastics to recycle them. Anyone that makes the claim that PLA is “eco-friendly” or “biodegradable” is simply misinformed and has copy/pasted the erroneous marketing materials made available by the manufacturers. 3DPD will aspire to reduce, repurpose, recycle, or upcycle its waste streams and prevent as much material as possible from being sent to the landfill, and a portion of your purchase will be used to fund this ongoing research and development.
Original artwork by Thijs DeVries from devriesarts.com
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