Pelikan The Statue of Zeus Fountain pen - Limited Edition
The Statue of Zeus is the 6th pen in the Pelikan Limited Edition serie of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world which started in 2004 with the Great Pyramid of Gyza pen. Pelikan has currently released 6 of the 7 wonders, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is the only missing. The last wonder Pelikan released was quite a while ago, in 2009 Pelikan launched the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. So now, 8 years later we have the Zeus pen in our hands.
The Statue of Zeus was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC. The Statue of Zeus was 13 meter high and was placed inside the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Unfortunately it was destroyed during the 5th century. Besides the size of the statue it was also highly appreciated because of the many fine materials used in it. Phidias used ebony, ivory, gold and precious stones to create this honor for Zeus.
Most eye-catching of this pen is the beautiful motif of Zeus that has been worked into the barrel in sterling silver, and finally all decorative elements have been plated with 18ct gold in an electroplating bath. To finish, the motif and decorative elements has a clear varnish applied in order for the background to be colored with anthracite tones.
Different from the previous Wonders, this model is based on the M400 and therefore more likely to be used. As a reference to the ivory used in the statue, Pelikan uses precious resin in a creamy white color. The details of the pen are made of valuable 18ct rose gold. The piston fountain pen has an 18ct gold nib plated in rose gold. The pen is limited to only 300 pieces and comes in an elegant gift box including a bottle of 30ml Pelikan Zeus labeled ink, the color of the ink is brilliant brown.
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|Writing system||Fountain pen|
|Nib content||18kt Gold|
|Closing System||Screw cap|
|Trim color||Rose Gold|