pyramidion


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pyramidion

A small pyramid, such as the cap of an obelisk.
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Walter's studio contained remnants of the show he'd just had at Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery of very tall Mayan-looking pyramidion structures with stainless-steel, shiny vinyl seated chairs on top, accompanied by long horizontal processionals of supplicating floor-borne stainless-steel geometric units.
Pliny's interpretation is supported by the fact that an obelisk casts no shadow when the sun is vertically above and, especially when its pyramidion is capped with electrum, reflected the first and last rays of the sun, or Aten, who tended to be (most exclusively under the monotheistic Akhenaton) the supreme god.
Nile hills, gold pyramidion flecks, limestone chambers molder,