Pyramid of Khufu | Egypt
8 Marvels of the World | Pyramid of Khufu, Egypt
The Pyramid is the largest of the Giza pyramids and also referred to as the Great Pyramid.
The dial is cut from a block of Willow Creek Jasper, a natural stone whose design is reminiscent of the sand dunes of Egypt. Hieroglyphics are then applied using a transparency technique to create a mysterious effect. The pyramid itself is made of gold and covered with carefully calibrated grains of enamel. Originally, the Pyramid of Khufu was covered with white limestone facings, which explains why this colour appears in this miniature work.
The statue of Khufu is represented on three different levels. Like ancient Egyptian statues, it is made of black basalt and its headdress is adorned with gold miniature painting.