Obeliscolychny

Obeliscolychny

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By: David Avery

Medium: etching
Year: 2013
Edition of 21
Image Size: 27.75 x 5 inches

obeliscolychny was invented/appropriated by Francois Rabelais (@1483-1553) and used in books IV and V of his sprawling tales of Gargantua and Pantagruel. Used to describe a kind of spit used by soldiers to hang lamps on, it acquired the meaning somewhere along the way of a lighthouse in the form of an obelisk. This print is available on its own, or as a part of this fine press book, where it unfolds once opened.

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