Metropolitan Museum Of Art Egyptian Hieroglyphs Ballpoint Pen
The MET Museum’s Egyptian Hieroglyph pens feature an inscription taken from a traditional offering on a false door belonging to Metjetji, a noble of the Old Kingdom and the Director of the Office of the Tenants of the Palace under King Unis of Dynasty 5 (ca. 2353–2323 B.C.). A complex form of writing used by the Egyptians for nearly 3,500 years, the script was the specialty of a small number of professional scribes. The square-shaped, black resin pens are trimmed in gold plate and feature lacquered glyphs including a jackal, a snake, species of birds and a water sign. Gift boxed.