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Obelisk

1980 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

In the form of a classical four sided Obelisk on a wider base. Capital letters running vertically from top to bottom reading 'VIGILAETORA VIRTUTEVERA UTAMERISAMA' on three sides and fourth blank.

Object details

Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Clear glass with green marble base. Wheel engraved.
Brief description
Clear Glass with green marble base, wheel engraved. England, glass probably made by Orrefors. Designers, David Peace (engraver) and Marshall Sisson R.A (base). 1980
Physical description
In the form of a classical four sided Obelisk on a wider base. Capital letters running vertically from top to bottom reading 'VIGILAETORA VIRTUTEVERA UTAMERISAMA' on three sides and fourth blank.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.4cm
  • Width: 6.4cm
  • Diameter: 6.4cm
Credit line
Given by David Peace
Object history
Gift. Offered by the engraver to commemorate his 80th Birthday in 1995, it is one of several obelisks he has engraved with mottoes or phrases consisting of lines of equal lengths.
Association
Collection
Accession number
C.26-1995

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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