Catalog No. 132
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.3L, pewter lid.
“Der Wein erfreut des Menschen Herz.”
(Wine delights the human heart.)
Bacchus was the Roman god of wine and intoxication, equated with the Greek Dionysus. Bacchanalia, orgies in honor of Dionysus, were introduced in Rome around 200 BC. These infamous celebrations, notorious for their sexual and criminal character, got so out of hand that they were forbidden by the Roman Senate in 186 BC.
Stein is matched to a 6.0L wine bowl.