Obelisk Collection from Philips Collection. The use of obelisks dates back all the way to Ancient Egypt, and they have remained a source of fascination all the way into the modern age. Originally meant to symbolize the sun god Ra, the obelisks were meant to portray a petrified sunray. In the spirit of this idea, the Obelisk Sculpture from Phillips Collection is a radiant, gleaming tribute to these ancient structures that will shine brightly in any home decor. We offer these sculptures in both large and small sizes.