With vintage flair, the Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania edition reignites a passion for ancient Egypt and the spirit of exploration that still fascinates today.
Like one of the many breath-taking discoveries unearthed by the great archaeologists of the early 20th century, Montblanc brings back one of its own iconic treasures from the past.
With every one of its Heritage editions, Montblanc resurfaces historic editions from the Maison’s rich past and reimagines them for today’s writing culture enthusiasts with new designs and technical innovations. One such writing instrument is the Montblanc Egyptian Fountain Pen from the 1920s.
Available as a fountain pen, ballpoint pen and rollerball pen. The collection is made up of two editions, Heritage Egyptomania Resin featuring an octagonal cap and barrel in precious black resin with authentic hieroglyphics. And, Heritage Egyptomania Doué with authentic hieroglyphics, vintage palladium-coated fittings and a 14K gold nib with an embossed scarab.
A fascination with all things linked to ancient Egyptian civilization
During that decade, at the peak of archaeological adventures and discoveries, ancient Egypt captured the world’s imagination when great treasures were excavated including King Tutankhamen’s tomb. A new era of Egyptomania would have an unprecedented influence on the world of arts and intellectual life across Europe and beyond. This obsession for Egypt also infiltrated the world of Montblanc when the Maison released a fountain pen featuring an octagonal shape and Egyptian style engravings.
A closer look at the ancient inspired details
The cap of this new version is embellished with a set of authentic hieroglyphics that translate into the word Montblanc. Created in partnership with an expert in Egyptology, the symbols mean “white stone mountain”.
The hieroglyphics featured on the barrel of the Doué version are taken from a passage of the “Book of the Dead” of Hunefer, a royal scribe who lived during the 19th century (1300 B.C). It is one of the most important findings in Egyptology as it provides insight into the trials that needed to be completed in order for an individual to reach the afterlife during the Judgment Scene. The scene depicts the weighing of the heart to determine if the deceased lived a respectable life, and whether they would gain access to the afterlife.
Beyond the aesthetic qualities of the collection, the nib on the fountain pen features a contemporary design with a triangular heart-hole that offers a softer writing style reminiscent of historical Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania fountain pens.