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Bust of Heraclitus ('The Weeping Philosopher').
18th c Austrian Rococo Sculpture

Johann Christian Ludwig LUCKE (Dresden, c. 1703 - 1780, Danzig)
c. 1757
18th c
H:33.66 cm. W:12.07 cm. D:8.89 cm.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Heraclitus was a misanthropic melancholic who wept over humanity's foolishness (whereas Democritus laughed at it).

Caption: LUCKE Johann Christian Ludwig | Bust of Heraclitus ('The Weeping Philosopher'). | c. 1757 | Austrian | Rococo France & Germany

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