There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the color darkgrey darkslateblue or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.





  • You found it!

Obelisk (Netherlands), ca. 1700–30

This is a Obelisk. It was created by Petrus van Marum. It is dated ca. 1700–30 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Walter Phelps Warren. It is credited Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren.

Its dimensions are

31 x 11 x 11 cm (12 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings


Cite this object as

Obelisk (Netherlands), ca. 1700–30; Petrus van Marum ; glazed earthenware; 31 x 11 x 11 cm (12 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren; 1986-61-29

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition cleopatra's needle.

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Obelisk (Netherlands), ca. 1700–30 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 May 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>