Cleopatra's Needle Desk Model
A large marble and slate model of the twenty one metre tall Cleopatra's needle.
Erected in Heliopolis by Thutmose III around 1450 BC. Ramesses II had his inscriptions added on either side of the original inscription some 200 years later. It was moved to Alexandria by the Romans in 12 BC, where it toppled sometime during the next centuries and was buried, preserving the hieroglyphs from the effects of weathering. The English weather hasn't been kind to the hieroglyphs. It was erected in its current position in 1878.
H:87 W:22 D:22 CM
H:34.2 W:8.8 D:8.8 INCHES