This is a very old statue of John Milton English poet and civil servant of the commonwealth of England. The statue is made of an extremely heavy material. The piece measures 14 1/2" tall with a 7" base.The name Milton is embossed on the base. The piece is in very good condition with no chips or cracks.ca1920 Milton: He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. Writing in English, Latin, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica, (written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship) is among history's most influential and impassioned defenses of free speech and freedom of the press.