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By popular demand, we're delighted to introduce our newest obelisk variation, Nº11, 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 clad in the pattern of your choice.


Each piece is sold individually. Commissions for obelisks in bespoke paper patterns are welcome and we invite you to contact us for details.

Obelisk Nº11, 13.5", 13.5"

  • 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.


    Please visit the Paper Pattern Gallery to see our most current pattern offerings.

    • 13-1/2" tall, 2-1/4" wide at the base
    • comprised of wood, archival book board and fine papers
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