From 1907 to 1937, the Graphic Section of the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum made precise colored copies (facsimiles) of decoration found in tombs in the cemeteries of western Thebes, across the Nile from modern Luxor. Among the 365 facsimiles on display in the Egyptian galleries are some that reproduce painted ceiling decorations, originally created to suggest the tomb chambers were hung with colorfully decorated textiles. The Museum's Egyptian Patterns Pen is based on such textile-derived painted ceilings, copied from tombs from New Kingdom Egypt, ca. 1360-1349 b.c. Rogers Fund, 1930.
The highlight of the pen is the smooth twist-action ballpoint system, activated by turning the tip cone. The Metropolitan Museum of Art logo appears on the cap top. Brass base metal body with heavy chrome plate accents.
Handsomely packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box. Uses the smooth writing Waterford Ballpoint refills. One refill is included, installed in the pen. Limited 1 Year Warranty.
Proceeds from the sale of this product are used to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
All brass construction
Egyptian Ceiling design cap and barrel
Chrome plate trim
Packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box
Uses Parker type refills
Includes 1 Parker type ballpoint refill, installed in the pen