The collection of Asian art at the Metropolitan Museummore than 35,000 objects, spanning in date from the fourth millennium B.C. to the early twentieth centuryis one of the biggest and is the most complete in the West. Each of the numerous civilizations of Asia is represented by exceptional works, serving as an unequaled experience of the artistic traditions of almost half the world.
Our exquisite pen design features a detail from a Japanese painted handscroll (Kamakura period, 11851333) in the Museums collection, which illustrates episodes taken from chapter 25, the Universal Gate chapter, of the Lotus Sutra. This popular text describes the manifold mercies of the compassionate bodhisattva Kannon, the most beloved bodhisattva in East Asia. Although the compositions and many motifs of this version reflect Chinese pictorial traditions, it is clear that the artist inventively incorporated native Japanese (yamato-e) elements. Ballpoint, black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip. Twist action. Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4”L. Gift boxed. Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill.
Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill Twist action Ballpoint Black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip Gift boxed 5 1/4”L