Archive for May, 2012

The Scholar’s Set

I am so delighted with this new addition to the Bridie Hall range. 

The Scholar’s Set

The Platonic solids have been known since antiquity. Ornamented models of them can be found among the carved stone balls created by the late Neolithic people of Scotland at least 1000 years before Plato. Dice go back to the dawn of civilization with shapes that augured formal charting of Platonic solids.

In Euclidean geometry, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. The faces are congruent, regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. There are five Platonic solids; their names are derived from their numbers of faces, the Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron & Icosahedron.

Made from folded card layered in gesso, sanded and waxed to a fine bone like finish. The Scholar’s Set is an elegant and accurate representation of the five primary geometric solids.

Dimensions: Between approx. 10cm – 13cm

 

 

 

 

Available now at Ben Pentreath Ltd