Homunculus

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Homunculus (masculine, Latin for “little man”, plural: “homunculi”; from the diminutive of homo) is a term used, generally, in various fields of study to refer to any representation of a human being. Popularized in sixteenth century alchemy and nineteenth century fiction, it has historically referred to the creation of a miniature, fully formed human. The concept has roots in preformationism as well as earlier folklore and alchemic traditions. Currently, in scientific fields, a homunculus may refer to any scale model of the human body that, in some way, illustrates physiological, psychological, or other abstract human characteristics or functions. (source : Wikipedia)

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3 thoughts on “Homunculus

  1. This is incredible Steph! Amazing how so much emotion can fit into this small sculpture. Brilliant idea too. I hope you’re keeping this one for yourself?

    • Thanks, Kim! No Have the one I made a couple of months ago… this one is in my shop… πŸ™‚
      Chile? Woww lucky you! Hope you’ll have lots of fun (and lots of sun)! πŸ™‚

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