ATLAS SCULPTED BUST
This is a 8 1/2" high bust of high fired bisque bust. Hand painted antique bronze patina. Signed and dated by Artist Robert Toth for its collectible value.
Atlas Bust Price: $175.00
In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens or sky for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles (Hercules in Roman mythology) and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Atlas stood at the ends of the earth in the extreme west. Later, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa and was said to be the first King of Mauretania. Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial sphere. In some texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.