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Agate Grand Tour Obelisks
- This pair of striking obelisks is crafted from agate
- Dating to the mid-19th century, the pair was likely made as a souvenir of the Grand Tour
- They embody the Egyptian-inspired objets d'art popular during the period
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Models influenced by the ancient world pervaded interior design. . .
Models influenced by the ancient world pervaded interior design and the decorative arts of the 19th century. Interest in Egyptian art was already high after Napoléon's 1798 campaign in Egypt, which led to an influx of Egyptian art and design into European culture. Adding to this momentum was Jean-François Champollion’s deciphering of hieroglyphs in 1822, as well as the installation of an obelisk in Paris in 1836. The excitement for Egyptian-style art and architecture continued to grow over the coming decades, and the style remains highly fashionable among both collectors and designers today.
3 1/2" square x 12 1/4" high