In ancient Egypt, obelisks were associated with the sun god Ra, and the obelisk form was created to represent a petrified ray of the sun. Herodotus was among the first to describe these forms, coining the term obelisk from the Greek obelus, or 'pointed pillar'. Obelisks continue to fascinate, and small-scale models crafted in a wide range of materials are prized by collectors across the globe. Our desk-scaled models pay homage to this tradition, and we hope they'll in turn spark curiosity for generations to come.
Our handbuilt obelisks are meticulously crafted in our bindery and clad in the pattern of your choice. These 19" tall variations are engineered with complex interior structures to support their height, and this variation is perched on solid brass ball feet.
Obelisks are sold individually. The piece shown here was made with a one-of-a-kind marbled paper, and if you'd like to commission a project in a bespoke pattern, we invite you to contact us for details.
Obelisk Nº 9, 19"
Our papers are categorized into Group One, Group Two, and Hand-Marbled Papers. To place your order, simply select your paper category and then type in the name of your material selection(s) for each item ordered.
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19" tall, 4.5" wide at the base