Volume III Plate 11 - The Temple of Luxor (East Obelisk) ~ The pedestal for this obelisk was carved with the four sacred baboons who were the first to greet the morning sun. Three lines of vertical inscription on every face of the obelisk repeat the names and titles of Ramesses the Great including,among others: "Mighty Bull", "Exalter of Thebes", and "Favorite of the Two Goddesses".
It is of interest to note that when the one obelisk was lowered, in order to be transported to France, Ramesses name was also found inscribed on the bottom. Pharaohs were notorious for usurping other pharaohs monuments, and Ramesses was determined that this was to remain his own.
Framed 48 1/2 inches x 36 inches ~ SOLD