Obelisks were set in pairs, at the entrances of temples, and to some Old Kingdom tombs and closely related to the cult of the Sun God Ra also known as Atum. Obelisks symbolized the stability and the creative force of Atum. Obelisks were believed to act as magical protection to the monuments such as temples and tombs. What does an obelisk symbolize?The obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the brief religious reformation of Akhenaten was said to be a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. The Ancient Romans were strongly influenced by the obelisk form, to the extent that there are now more than twice as many obelisks standing in Rome as remain in Egypt.
Why is the obelisk important? An obelisk was a monument made of stone. Each obelisk was placed in a public place. In ancient Egypt, obelisks were often built in pairs.The pharaohs ordered these huge monuments built for them so that they would always be remembered. Why were obelisks important in ancient Egypt? What is Marble Inlay Work? "Marble Inlay work" is one of the most attractive art that done from marble.
The delicate process involves cutting and engraving marble shapes manually. To start with, a predefined pattern e. Floral design or geometrical design is engraved on the marble slab. Small pieces of marble of different shades are cut delicately to fit in these grooves precisely. These small pieces are then slipped in the grooves.
Apart from marble, many other materials can also be used. Inlay work on delicate precious stone began in the workshops of Florence in Italy around the end of the 16th century.This was known as PIETRA DURA. (Pietra= Stone, Dura= Hard) The Italians had created a classic artistic form and held a monopoly over it. From 1630 onwards pietra dura appeared on moveable, small objects as decorative panels, with bird and flower motifs, suitable for cabinet fronts and table tops. Some of these soon reached the Mughals in the form of presents. Of all the Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan was the greatest patron of architecture in India.
It is in his buildings that one feels most compelled to make the connection between Mughal art and pietra dura. It is in his buildings that one feels most compelled to make the connection between Mughal art. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "hariomhandicraft" and is located in this country: IN.