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Leonardo da Vinci Magnetic Finger Puppet

Leonardo da Vinci Magnetic Finger Puppet

By The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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This Leonardo da Vinci Magnetic Finger Puppet is as impressive as the artist himself! With his iconic look and magnetic pull, you can celebrate the genius of da Vinci wherever you go! Comes with an information tag attached, with a mini bio tag of essential dates, key facts, and a quotable quote.

  • Recommended for ages 5 and up due to small parts
  • Information tag included

Product Details

  • Product type: Finger Puppet
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.0   (10.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19 lb (3.0 oz; 85 g)
  • SKU010010985 | 814229005148

About the Artist, Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (born April 15, 1452, Anchiano, near Vinci, Republic of Florence [Italy]—died May 2, 1519, Cloux [now Clos-Lucé], France) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose skill and intelligence, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495–98) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503–19) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time.

About The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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