Pair of Italian Marble Grand Tour Obelisks

Pair of Italian Marble Grand Tour Obelisks

Pair of Italian Marble Grand Tour Obelisks

€ 750

A lovely pair of 19th century Italian grand tour obelisks on a lovely tapered base. This obelisks are made of multiple layers of green Verde Alpi marble which gives a nice contrast in layering. Certainly this will look stunning in any interior.

An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. Obelisks were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of temples. … The obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the brief religious reformation of Akhenaten was said to be a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk.

19th century, Italy

verde alpi marble

excellent condition

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