"Exploring the Many Faces of Plinth: From Ancient Philosophers to Majestic Monuments" The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882
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"Exploring the Many Faces of Plinth: From Ancient Philosophers to Majestic Monuments" The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert - This captivating sculpture stands tall on its plinth, depicting the strength and determination of an athlete in a fierce struggle. Statue of St. Joan of Arc with coloured light from stained glass, Church of Notre Dame - Bathed in vibrant hues, this statue atop its plinth embodies the bravery and devotion of the legendary French heroine. Mitchelstown and Galtee Mountains, County Cork, Ireland - As you gaze upon these breathtaking mountains from their plinths below, you can't help but feel humbled by nature's grandeur. The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire - Perched proudly on its elevated plinth overlooking lush greenery lies this magnificent equestrian statue that pays homage to British history. The Treaty Stone, Limerick, Republic of Ireland - Embedded within Limerick's rich history is this iconic stone monument resting on its sturdy plinth—a symbol of peace and reconciliation for generations past and present. Plato, Ancient Greek philosopher - Delve into ancient wisdom as you explore Plato's teachings through his timeless writings that have stood firmly on their intellectual plinths throughout centuries. Arboretum with fountain and Royce statue, Derby - In the heart of Derby's serene arboretum sits a majestic fountain surrounded by lush greenery while a noble statue graces its central plinth—truly an oasis for tranquility seekers. Male bronze lion at Gate of Supreme Harmony in Forbidden City – Witnessing the regal stance atop its imposing plinth at one of China's most revered landmarks evokes awe-inspiring admiration for these mighty creatures guarding imperial realms.