Beautiful depiction of the city of Atlantis as described by Plato in his two Socratic dialogues, Timaeus and Critias, both written about 360 BCE.
I made this pendant from high fire clay, dried and carved it with the original drawing of the city of Atlantis done by Plato in 360 BCE, fired it, glazed and fired it once again.
Threaded onto an adjustable 1mm black satin cord. The pendant measures almost 1-3/8'' in diameter by 3/16" thick (33mm x 4mm).
**Only one model has been made, unique creation, what you see in the photo is what you will receive. Colour will vary in intensity from PC monitor to smartphone screen.**
In 360 BCE, the Greek philosopher, Plato, wrote two Socratic dialogues, Timaeus and Critias, describing the land of Atlantis.
According to the Egyptians, or rather what Plato described Critias reporting what his grandfather was told by Solon who heard it from the Egyptians, once upon a time, there was a mighty power based on an island in the Atlantic Ocean. This empire was called Atlantis and it ruled over several other islands and parts of the continents of Africa and Europe.
Atlantis was arranged in concentric rings of alternating water and land. The soil was rich, said Critias, the engineers technically accomplished, the architecture extravagant with baths, harbour installations, and barracks. The central plain outside the city had canals and a magnificent irrigation system. Atlantis had kings and a civil administration, as well as an organized military. Their rituals matched Athens for bull-baiting, sacrifice, and prayer.
But then it waged an unprovoked imperialistic war on the remainder of Asia and Europe. When Atlantis attacked, Athens showed its excellence as the leader of the Greeks, the much smaller city-state the only power to stand against Atlantis. Alone, Athens triumphed over the invading Atlantean forces, defeating the enemy, preventing the free from being enslaved, and freeing those who had been enslaved.
After the battle, there were violent earthquakes and floods, and Atlantis sank into the sea, and all the Athenian warriors were swallowed up by the earth.