Pelikan Limited Temple Of Artemis Fountain Pen
The fascinating Temple of Artemis fountain pen is the 2006 addition to Pelikan's Seven Wonders of the World collection. The Temple of Artemis in the Ionian city of Ephesus (now modern Turkey) was the first temple built of marble and is considered the largest and most prestigious temple of the ancient world. As the Greek goddess of hunting, fertility and war, and the daughter of Zeus and twin sister of Apollo, Artemis is considered one of the 12 great Olympic deities. To honor and appease her, the temple was begun by Croesus of Lydia and completed in 440B.C. after 120 years of construction. Inspired by this architectural wonder, Pelikan has created a breathtaking fountain pen modeled after the Ionic columns of the Artemis Temple. The masterful, grooved barrel and cap are plated in palladium, and crowned with a gold-plated capital featuring a scroll on each corner. The grip section is engraved with the goddess Artemis as she once stood over her temple visitors. The precious fountain pen has a hand-engraved, 18K gold nib and a piston ink filler. Limited to 440 pieces worldwide, the Temple of Artemis is presented in an artistic case made of stone casting, modeled after the portal at the temple.