Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920). Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon (Virginia Purdy, died 1919), 1897. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon, in memory of her husband, 1917 (17.204) #dogs
They are geometrical forms which are said to act as a template from which all life springs. The aesthetic beauty and symmetry of the Platonic solids have made them a favorite subject of geometers for thousands of years. They are named after the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who theorized that the classical elements were constructed from the regular solids. To the Greeks, these solids symbolized fire, earth, air, spirit (or ether) and water.