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18/19 C. Italian Grand Tour Fine Antique Mixed Marble and Scagliola Obelisk

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A Fantastic 18th/19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Mixed Marble and Scagliola Obelisk. This grand tour Italian mixed marble and scagliola obelisk mixes Egyptian architecture into traditional European homeware. Made during the late 1700s, the object is a nod to the obelisks originally erected in Ancient Egypt. While Westerners have been influenced by Ancient Egyptian motifs for centuries, there was a distinct stylistic revival in the late 1700's and early 1800's due to European expansion and colonization of Northern Africa. Decorative elements from Ancient Egyptian architecture began to surface in European design, particularly in interior spaces. A symbol of rebirth, this obelisk is both representative of the revitalizing energy of the sun and the revival of the enduring Egyptian style. Italy, Circa: 18/19th Century
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24 in (60.96 cm)Width: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)Depth: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)
  • Style:
    Grand Tour (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1790-1810
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU919538602932
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