Think too much? Let our enamel pin of Rodin's iconic The Thinker take some of the pressure off when worn on your favorite cap, backpack or jacket!
Rodin originally created this figure for the top of The Gates of Hell. The seated man represented Dante, the Italian poet whose depiction of hell provided the theme for the doors. But the sculptor eventually separated the figure from The Gates, exhibiting it alone as a generic portrait he called The Poet or The Thinker.
In 1904 the city of Paris installed a larger version of the work as a public monument, and its symbolism shifted again. "Mr. Rodin’s Thinker is the ordinary workman, anonymous, unknown," one newspaper wrote. "It symbolizes the egalitarian society and the total republic."
- Museum Exclusive
- Measures 1.25" x .75"
- Soft enamel and brass base metal
- Black rubber clutch back
- On paper story card
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
- WARNING: Small Parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age as this product contains small parts which could pose a choking hazard.
It made a great gift for my husband's leather jacket.