Colossus of Rhodes - The seven wonders of the world
The barrel is provided with a gilded image of the imposing statue of Helios and is particularly intriguing with the hand-engraved elements.
The cap is made elaborately made of high-grade bronze and then finished with a gold plating. The clip also prepared and plated in bronze, decorated with ornaments from ancient Greece.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is the first temple was built of marble and is considered the largest and most magnificent temples of the ancient world. The new Pelikan fountain pen 'The Temple of Artemis' from the edition 'The seven wonders of the world' is dedicated to this unique and fascinating architectural masterpiece, echoing the impressive technical achievement of an important era.
The temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis was completed in 440 BC - 120 years it had taken the construction period. One of the biggest challenges for the former builder was the marshy ground, which they eventually secure with charcoal. The foundation of rock provided the foundation for the temple, which was 51 feet wide and 105 feet long. Ceiling and roof were made of cedar wood, the double doors to the cellar, and the innermost sanctum of the temple were decorated with cypress wood and gold. Of the 127 columns supported 36 than a man friezes on which the deeds of Greek gods and heroes were ready.
Wild, independent and of sublime strength and beauty - so is Artemis represented the fertility and hunting and war goddess in Greek mythology. As the daughter of Zeus and twin sister of Apollo she is one of the twelve great Olympian deities. Artemis is considered one indomitable goddess who lives not only is, but also decreases. To appease her honor, and for them, the Lydian King Croesus-was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus build. Inside this shrine was located over two meters high statue of Artemis, made of wood from grapevine and covered with silver and gold.
The pen of the Limited Edition 'Temple of Artemis' is a unique creation from master hand. It is remarkable for its perfect finishing and differentiated designed details. In his entire look of the fountain pen recalls the stunning marble columns of the Artemis Temple and is modeled on the shiny pillars relief. The grip section made in artful craftsmanship is made of high quality materials and refined with palladium. Engraved on it shines the goddess Artemis, as they once proudly looked at the temple visitors.
With a height of about 134 meters (440 feet) the Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the largest of the seven wonders of the world. He was one of the first beacon in the maritime history and lasted nearly 1,000 years before it was destroyed by an earthquake.
The pen shows four stylized lighthouse windows.
M740 - The Statue of Zeus
The Limited Edition piston fountain pen has been made Inspired by ancient architecture. Pelikan has used valuable 18 carat rose gold for the embellishments. Using painstaking artistic processing, the motif of Zeus has been worked into the barrel in 925 sterling silver, and finally all decorative elements have been plated with 18 carat gold in an electroplating bath. To finish, the motif and decorative elements had a clear varnish applied in order for the background to be colored with anthracite tones.
To create a gentle transition to the rose gold and emulate the ivory of the statue, Pelikan uses precious resin in a creamy white color for the grip section, filling handle section and lid. The decorative elements such as the trademark Pelikan beak clip and the decorative rings, as well as the pièce de résistance – the 18 carat nib – are all plated with rose gold. With this new Limited Edition piece, Pelikan once again creates a superior piston fountain pen which renews a closeness and proximity to writing. Each one of the 300 writing instruments is a unique one-off produced in Germany. Thanks to their firstclass craftsmanship and exclusive look and feel, they pay an exceptional tribute to this world wonder.
For thousands of years the acquired knowledge of mankind, the different cultural achievements of the people, legends and stories are only transmitted orally. So much was irretrievably lost. It was not until the invention of writing it, lore to be preserved in their original for future generations succeeded.
This quantum leap in human cultural history Pelikan is celebrating with this Limited Edition. The first fountain pen of this series bears the name 'Evolution of Script'. With Pelikan is looking back to the origins of writing thousands of years ago: from the cave paintings that were the precursors of writing, about the invention of hieroglyphics in Egypt and Mesopotamian cuneiform, to the development of the Greek alphabet as a starting point in European writings.
In the high-grade resin cap designs are engraved with cave painting. The gold coated with paint, displays the other forms of writing as fine, masterfully hand engraved characters. The individual epochs are visually separated by gold-plated rings to symbolize the development adequately.
Remembering the 930 took place BC in Crete first European adaptation of the Phoenician alphabet is the rest of the Limited Edition 'Evolution of Script' limited to 930 worldwide pens.