Sculpture: Pedro Fernández
Painting: Pepa Saavedra
Number of parts of the kit: 2
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS BUST:
– This incredibly relevant woman of the Ancient World is a must.
– This fantastic sculpt of Pedro Fernández perfectly captures the delicate character of the subject.
– It allows a lot of room for interpretation for painting.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
Hipatia of Alexandria (born circa 350–370, died 415 AD) was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the early days of the Eastern Roman Empire.
She was a teacher of those disciplines and the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded. In her own lifetime, she achieved great renown as teacher and counselor. At the end of her days, she gave advice to Orestes, the Roman prefect of Alexandria who had an open conflict with Cyril, the bishop of the city. In 415 AD, a rumor about her preventing the reconciliation of both men led to her murder at the hands of a Christian lynching mob.
News of her gruesome death spread through the Empire, shocking the political scene and influencing the future perception of her figure that even reached the XX century, when she became an early icon of Women’s rights and feminism.
Our busts portrays Hipatia in an imagined moment of pause during a busy morning of study.