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Egyptian Luxor Obelisk Flaminio

Egyptian Luxor Obelisk Flaminio

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The Marble Egyptian Obelisk of Flaminio, or Luxor Obelisk, recreated by the artists of Sculptured Arts Studio, at a scale to impress, fully detailed with the exact hieroglyphs to the original. 

The Marble Flaminio Obelisk is one of the thirteen ancient obelisks in Rome, Italy. It is located in the Piazza del Popolo.

It is 24 m (67 ft) high.

The Nineteenth Dynasty quarried this obelisk from granite quarries in Aswan. Before his death, artists inscribed one face of the obelisk, which phartoah Sety intended to erect in the Temple of Re in Heliopolis. Sety's son and successor Ramesses II, completed its inscriptions and set it up in Heliopolis; it was brought to Rome in 10 BC by command of Augustus, together with the Obelisk of Montecitorio, and placed on the spina of the Circus Maximus. Like most Egyptian obelisks, the Flaminio Obelisk was probably one of a pair, but no trace of its mate has ever been found. In Sety I's dedicatory inscription on one side of the shaft, the king boasts that he would "fill Heliopolis with obelisks."

The obelisk was discovered in 1587, broken into three pieces, together with the Lateran Obelisk; and it was erected in the Piazza del Popolo by Domenico Fontana, in 1589, at the command of Pope SixtusV. 

Size.

64 cm tall x Base of 10 cm wide x 10 cm deep.

10 kg.

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