In his vest pocket, Marcus carried a precious simulacrum or painted image of his beloved daughter. This portrait or simulacrum was kept carefully within the lid of his antique watch. Marcus had commissioned a famous artist to capture the likeness of his dear girl’s face, but the result, while a beautiful replica or simulacrum, could not exactly match its original, living model.
Quiz: What is a simulacrum?
- A precious possession that travels with you.
- A duplicate of something else of varying accuracy.
- A brilliant piece of visual art that is widely recognized for its ingenuity.