marble („Ashford Black“)
measurements: 47,0 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm
dating: 1st half 19. century
Replica of the so called Bankes Obelisk. The obelisk originates from the temple of Philae and has been re-erected in the garden of the English traveller William John Bankes at Kingston Lacy/Dorest/England. Made of marble, this obelisk bears hieroglyphic signs of good quality styled after the publication of W.J. Bankes in 1821.
Catalogue Pyramiden Faszination, Vaduz 2017, p. 249 (with wrong figure on p. 250).