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Malachite & Black Marble Obelisks

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35799

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2019
  • £5,895.00
  • €7,017 Euro
  • $7,610 US Dollar

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Item Description

A pair of large reclaimed malachite and black marble obelisks. This pair of matching neoclassical style obelisks are suitable for any interior, making a striking statement either side of a mantlepiece or positioned on pedestals between a doorway.

Dating to the mid 20th century, these obelisks are representative of the tapered pillars originally built in pairs at the entrances of ancient Egyptian temples.

A highly famous obelisk, Cleopatra’s Needle, is mounted on a plinth and flanked by two sculpted Sphinxes on the Thames Embankment, London.

Made in Egypt for the Pharaoh Thotmes III in 1460 BC, the obelisk is known as Cleopatra’s Needle as it was brought to London from Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra.

Today, people from all over the world visit to basque in its beauty. This pair of obelisks are an ode to this Egyptian masterpiece and all others that once stood proudly at the gates of ancient temples.

Malachite

The cut and polished malachite displays a rich green colour and swirling veining, emphasised by the dark black marble.

First discovered over 4000 years ago, malachite has been adored for its colour and beauty since ancient times. While a popular item for jewels and amulets, the mineral was often ground down and the pigment used as a luscious green paint for architecture or even a vivid green eyeshadow!

Black marble stone is often quarried in Morocco, containing an abundance of various fossils.

Additional information

The overall weight is for the pair. Each obelisk weighs 9.5kg.

CONDITION REPORT

Good structural condition. Minor imperfections, scuffs, and scratches in the marble. Malachite is only on the one side.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 76cm W: 18cm D: 18cm

Period

Circa 1950

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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