The Platonic solids have been known since antiquity. Ornamented models of them can be found among the carved stone balls created by the late Neolithic people of Scotland at least 1000 years before Plato. Dice go back to the dawn of civilisation with shapes that augured formal charting of Platonic solids. In Euclidean geometry, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. The faces are congruent, regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. There are five Platonic solids; their names are derived from their numbers of faces, the Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron & Icosahedron. Extremely delicate, each shape is made up from thick textured card and layered up to 20 times with gesso, then sanded to a fine bone like finish. The Scholar's Set is an elegant and accurate representation of the five primary geometric solids. Handmade in London., Between approx. 10cm - 13cm.