By popular demand, we're delighted to introduce our newest obelisk variation, a sleek narrow design built from wood, archival book board and fine papers.
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. Parvum Opus obelisks are meticulously handcrafted in our studio and this design features a superb hand-marbled paper by Renato Crepaldi. Sold individually.
Obelisk Nº11, 13.5", Brown Peacock, 1 Available
- 13-1/2" tall, 2-1/4" wide at the base
- comprised of wood, archival book board and fine papers