Green Alps Marble Obelisk with Carrara Marble Spheres H 47cm
Stylized table sculpture, with clean and elegant lines, the marble obelisk fits into all types of furnishings and environments, from classic to modern. It is of great impact in modern designer living rooms, alongside materials such as iron and wood, but also in combination with classic and antique furnishings.
Perfect as a gift idea for collectors or wedding favors for important occasions.
History and symbolism
The obelisk is a monolithic monument which has its origins in ancient Egypt. Together with the pyramids, it is one of the greatest expressions of Egyptian monumental art. It is characterized by the elongated and thin quadrangular shape, ending with a pyramidal tip.
The Egyptians believed that the Sun god resided in them and the Pharaohs used to place them in pairs at the entrance of the temples and in specific points of the cities in order to favor their fecundity and the circle of benevolent energies. Symbol of the link between the Pharaoh and the divinity, the obelisk stands out to represent absolute power.
In various cultures and traditions, it was believed that the obelisks, placed at the nodal points of the city, contributed to the sublimation of the energies of the place and brought well -being and fertility to the whole region. The city of Rome has as many as 9 original Egyptian obelisks, which were stolen during the conquest of Egypt.
Obelisks have always been enigmatic monuments, and throughout history they are often found as occult, Masonic and esoteric symbols. The evidence of the phallic form also underlines the power of the masculine energies, bearers of fecundating force in their encounter with the Earth, with the receptive feminine energies.
The obelisk is now used in homes, in small reproductions, as a symbol of fertility and good wishes.
Marble , loved by the most famous sculptors and architects from all over the world and of all eras, is affirming its artistic power also in the modern conception of architecture and interior design. The classic and timeless taste of Michelangelo’s favorite material adapts to the most varied contexts, from the new liberty and Baroque style, to clean and essential lines, up to industrial-inspired settings.
Verde Alpi marble is considered a material of great aesthetic value, refined and elegant.
Its area of origin is the Aosta Valley, precisely the area of the western Alps: this rock takes its name from here, and from its own peculiar color.
This marble has a compact and uniform structure and a remarkable chromatic variety. The basic shade is dark green, embellished with veins tending to white or yellow, which stand out against the green background and accentuate its ornamental power.
Carrara marble is bright, brilliant with a very fine grain and characterized by a background color ranging from the purest white to gray, depending on the quarry of origin it can have the classic gray veins more or less accentuated. It is extracted from the quarries in the Apuan Alps and, depending on the quarry of origin, it assumes unique characteristics.