The New York Obelisk, Cleopatra's Needle: With a Preliminary Sketch of the History, Erection, Uses, and Signification of Obelisks

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A. D. F. Randolph and Company, 1891 - Obelisks - 202 pages
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Page 29 - Winter; beginning respectively at the vernal equinox, the summer solstice, the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice...
Page 83 - FIRST CLAW: THE COST OF REMOVING FROM EGYPT AND PLACING ON THIS SPOT THIS OBELISK, PEDESTAL, AND BASE, WAS BORNE BY WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT. FOURTH CRAB, SECOND CLAW: LIEUTENANT- COMMANDER HENRY H.
Page 18 - ... skilled stone-cutters under the direction of scribes. Whether the figures of these inscriptions were filled out with copper or gold, as some maintain, is extremely doubtful. With the pyramidion it was different. While its usual dedicatory inscriptions remained undoubtedly as they were chiseled, the point or apex seems to have been surmounted by gold or gilded bronze.
Page 54 - The King of Upper and Lower Egypt, the Lord of the two ountries RA-USER-MA, Approved of AMEN

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