Obelisk of Luxor in Thebes

The colonnade of the temple of Luxor with the colossal statues of Ramesses II and the obelisks of Ramesses, of which only one remains on the site today. but the right-hand stone, 23 meters (75 ft.) high, is now at the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The Luxor Obelisk in Paris was classified officially as a Monument historique in 1936; beneath it is the Metro station, Concorde. And I hope that one day it will return to its normal place in Luxor.

Object Details

Obélisques de Luxor à Thèbes.

Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste de Forbin




Oxidation stains, halos, pitting and tears on the edges. Some bites also in the engraving.

Total dimensions:

(Height: 70.9 cm *Length: 53.4 cm)

The Gennadius Library – The American School of Classical Studies at Athens