Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania Doue roller
Item no: 132138
The Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania Doue roller. This year's Heritage collection is inspired by writing instruments from the Montblanc archives of the 1920s and 1930s. This was a time when the history of ancient Egypt and its discoveries fascinated Europe. In principle, this was mainly due to the decipherment of hieroglyphic writing by Jean-François Champollion in 1822. However, Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 caused a veritable Egyptomania in Europe.
In line with their predecessors, the shape of the frame is octagonal and all pens have a retro clip decorated with a scarab, the symbol of the human heart and immortality. The engraving on the cap, Montblanc in hieroglyphics"white stone mountain", recalls the passion for Egyptian culture in the 1920s.
Heritage Egyptomania Doué has an octagonal cap in black precious resin, the barrel is partly equipped with a metal octagonal jacket with a palladium finish with a vintage look. On the holder are passages from Hoenefer's Book of the Dead taken from the first page. This papyrus roll, with mysterious texts and images on it, was given to Hoenefer in death to guide and help him to the underworld.
The collection consists of two editions, each available as a fountain pen, ballpoint pen and rollerball pen.