Custom Pens - KLETEGD132FP - "Tinia" Etruscan God
About our Pens
Custom pens use a pre-made nib (or nib unit) and everything else is handcrafted. Creating our bespoke pens involves -mainly- the use of a metal and a wood lathe to shape the parts of the writing instruments: Grip section, Body, and Cap. To make these parts we choose materials such as wood, ebonite, metals and acrylics.
About this piece:
This pen is inspired by the Etruscan civilization and owes its name to Tinia (also known as Tin, Tinh, Tins or Tina), the God of the sky and the supreme deity of the Etruscan Pantheon.
The upper part of the cap represents a Villanovan crested helmet from the 9th century BC. (The Villanovan culture, regarded as the earliest phase of the Etruscan civilization, was the earliest Iron Age culture of Central and Northern Italy).
The Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy covered a territory, at its greatest extent, of roughly what is now Tuscany and lasted from the 8th century BCE to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE.
Etruscan influence on ancient Roman culture was profound and it was from the Etruscans that the Romans inherited many of their own cultural and artistic traditions.
Materials: Stabilized fragment of tile belonging to a tile kiln from Roman times (100-300 AD)* / Argentium (Silver 935) / Acrylic / Enamel
Weight : 54.8 g
Length capped : 16.5 cm
Length uncapped : 14.5 cm
Diameter (cap) : 1.6 cm
Nib : Jowo #6 18K Gold 14K Gold (Ask for size or another nib options)
It comes with our own created piston filler and a special box made of ancient wood* (100-300AD), Padouk wood and Argentium (Silver 935) with Enamel accents.
*These exceptional materials were found in a historical excavation placed in Roeselare (Belgium). The precious wood of the box goes back to the Roman times ("Civitas Menapiorum" 100-300 AD) and belonged to waterwells found on the site. The fragments of tiles from a tile kiln (stabilized to create part of the pen barrel) discovered in the same area also date back to the 100-300 century.
The city decided to share these treasures with some artists, to whom we are grateful to belong thanks to Gijs Fieu (VMZ De Ladder), the Intermunicipal Heritage Service RADAR, Willem Hantson (Archeologist /Heritage Consultant RADAR) and Projectvereniging BIE.