WE ALSO HAVE A SEPARATE INKWELL FOR SALE, BUT IT IS LISTED SEPARATELY AND SHOWN ONLY AS A SET FOR COMPARISON. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS TO VIEW THE INKWELL. RHODIUM PLATED 18 CARAT SOLID GOLD TWO-TONE NIB IS CAREFULLY HAND CRAFTED WHILE THE BARREL IS SKILLFULLY TURNED FROM BLUE CELLULOID AND HEAVILY OVERLAYED WITH SOLID STERLING SILVER AND FEATURING 2 NATURAL SAPPHIRES. The under body is hewn from the finest cured celluloid of deep cerulean blue. The pen immediately embraces the most critical and elemental source of Egyptian life, the River Nile.Just as the celluloid, so to the Nile underlay every aspect of Egyptian life. The "bas-type" relief casting that overlays the celluloid body and cap, and is reminiscent of relief sculptures dating back to the Old Kingdom in the third millennium BC. The barrel section of the pen depicts a pharaoh and his queen as the largest figures on the piece, stating their prominence as divine rulers. He wears the double crown of the United Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt, the Nile Valley to the south and the Delta to the north, respectively. His Queen wears the feathered headdress of a goddess and the sun disk, symbol of daily rebirth. The human forms on the pen adhere to the strict rule of Egyptian aesthetics and proportion, adding to the pen's authenticity. Thoth, the ibis in the cartouche, is the god of learning, letters, and wisdom. The cap depicts "The Judgment" for passage into the next world as Horus, judge of the dead, weighs a feather against the deceased heart as a measure a life of good or ill deeds.
Thoth now documents the deeds of the deceased as a scribe. Isis wraps her son Horus in her wings to protect and support him in his judgment.
Also present at the funerary ritual are Maat, goddess of truth and Anubis, protector of the dead (in the form of canopic urns). The two themes of the pharaoh's crown adorn the cap, vulture goddess protector of upper Egypt and the cobra protector of lower Egypt.Crowning the pen is the scarab beetle, symbol of eternal life and sapphires set in the eyes of both the cobra and scarab. The 18 karat gold nib with platinum inlay shows the symbolic gestures with the falcon and sun disk iconography. The quality of craftsmanship that created Egyptian artifacts of some five thousand years ago reflect brightly in the quality of the LUXOR.
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PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS IF LOOKING FOR RARE LIMITED EDITIONS. YOUR EMAILS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. The item "MONTEGRAPPA LUXOR BLUE NILE SILVER FOUNTAIN PEN BRAND NEW # 433/1912" is in sale since Saturday, January 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens".The seller is "pensdupont" and is located in MY MONTEGRAPPA COLLECTION. This item can be shipped worldwide.