I love these Matryoshka dolls: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Sagan and Hawking
Matryoshka dolls are great ornaments – and kids, especially the very young ones, love to play with them. I have been aware that the whole idea of these traditional dolls has been extended to produce sets of politicians, for example, as souvenirs. However, this is the first set I have seen of scientists.
A great idea – along the lines of standing on the shoulders of giants. Just the thing for a scientist’s desk.
Now, I wonders of there are sets for biologists,chemists, mathematicians, . . .
Thanks to Rachana Bhatawdekar
Thanks also to Darcy who hunted down the original source. These dolls were constructed by Nate Bellegarde as a gift for his girlfriend who was majoring in astronomy. He talks about it on his post Astronomatryoshkas