Plato’s 5 Piece Polyhedra Set
Each shape in this very special Polyhedra set of Platonic Solids is colored to reflect the five elements that Plato originally ascribed to each one of these sacred geometrical forms. These Polyhedra are the only forms that can be created by repeating a 2-dimensional regular polygon. There cannot be more than five, and you can own them all. Please note that this set of five is made to honor Plato’s original concept and is therefore sold as is, no substitutions. We offer these shapes in 8 different finishes on all other Platonic Solids shopping pages.
THE FIVE REGULAR POLYHEDRA
Also known as The Five Platonic Solids
We produce a variety of 3-dimensional geometric models in various mediums that can be used for purposes of teaching the principals of geometry or can simply serve as objects of aesthetic appreciation on their own.
Their use dates back at least as far as the Etruscans some 3,000 years ago, probably earlier, into Neolithic times. Plato held them in high esteem and devotes a major part of Timaeus to an elaboration of their cosmological properties. Pythagoras believed they provided keys to unlocking the secrets of creation. The pinnacle of Euclid’s grand treatise on geometry, The Elements, involves a discussion of the unique qualities of the Five. Models of the Platonic solids as well as a variety of other 3-dimensional geometric forms were developed by Randall and team for use in Sacred Geometry classes.
The five regular polyhedral models sold here are handcrafted exclusively for Randallcarlson.com by artisans at Archetype Design Build in Decatur, GA. You will find nothing else quite like these unique models anywhere in the world. They are all currently sold in an 8” size, which means that the vertices of each solid all lie on an 8-inch sphere.
They are all constructed from furniture grade plywood. The Metallic Series has an acrylic coating applied to create the metallic finish and the Wood Series has a wood veneer applied. Our solid color models reflect Plato’s concept of the association between the 5 regular polyhedra and the 5 elements.
They are sold individually or in a set of 5. All finishes are priced the same.
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Phone: (470) 357-6466