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19th Century Marble Obelisk of Montecitorio

19th Century Marble Obelisk of Montecitorio 
Grand Tour rosso antico marble obelisk of Montecitorio, also known as solare. Model after the ancient Egyptian, red granite obelisk of Psammetichus II (595-589 BC) from Heliopolis. Brought to Rome with the Flaminio obelisk in 10 BC by the Roman Emperor Augustus to be used an the gnomon of the Solarium Augusti, it is now in the Piazza Montecitorio.


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