Met. Museum Hieroglyphics Roller

Original price was: $185.00.Current price is: $129.50.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Hieroglyphics Ball Pen features:

  • All brass construction
  • Hieroglyphics design on cap and barrel 
  • Gold plated trim 
  • Packaged in a wooden gift box 
  • Uses International type rollerball refills 
  • Includes a rollerball refill
  • 5 1/2 inches long with the cap on
  • Weight: 1.3 oz (a medium weight pen)

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Metropolitan Museum Hieroglyphics Roller Ball. It was a form of writing known as “the speech of the gods. Often used for religious inscriptions and called hieroglyphs. The Egyptians also used this script for more than three millennia, through the end of the third century A.D., For the most part, it was the province of priests, as only the educated could read and write hieroglyphs.

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Metropolitan Museum Hieroglyphics Roller Ball

This most ancient form of written communication often used pictures to “spell” words. A wavy line meant water. Other times two or more unrelated pictures joined to create a concept. An English-language equivalent would be to put together the pictures of a bee and a leaf to convey “belief.”

Our pen, with its four-sided tapered barrel, suggests also, the shape of the obelisk. The stone monument on which the Egyptians carved many hieroglyphs. But these hieroglyphs take their source from a different stone design—a false door belonging to Metjetji, a nobleman who lived during the reign of King Unis (ca. 2353-2323 B.C.). The glyphs are also part of a traditional offering inscription and depict, among other images, a snake, a jackal, several birds, and the wavy line meaning water.

From words carved in stone to words penned on paper—these hieroglyphs serve to remind us of how old is the urge to write. The highlight of the pen is the smooth writing rollerball refills. Brass base metal body with gold plate accents. Handsomely packaged in a wooden gift box. In addition, the pen uses a smooth writing Waterford rollerball refill. A refill comes also included in the box with the pen.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 3.5 × 2 in


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