This pen design features a detail from a Japanese painted handscroll (Kamakura period, 1185–1333) in the Museum’s collection, which illustrates episodes taken from chapter 25, the “Universal Gate” chapter, of the Lotus Sutra. This popular text describes the manifold mercies of the compassionate bodhisattva Kannon, the most beloved bodhisattva in East Asia. Although the compositions and many motifs of this version reflect Chinese pictorial traditions, it is clear that the artist inventively incorporated native Japanese (yamato-e) elements.
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 gold 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
Japanese painted handscroll design cap and barrel
Gold plate trim
Packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box
Uses Parker type refills
Includes 1 Parker type ballpoint refill, installed in the pen