Catalog No. 2165

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock) is a mountain in the Siebengebirge range and the site of three German legends. In the one centrally depicted on this stein, the sacrificial virgin (a Christian) stops the dragon in his tracks by showing it her crucifix and later goes on to convert the pagan village to Christianity. In another the hero Siegfried comes upon pagan peasants about to sacrifice a virgin to the dragon, so he slays the dragon and saves the maiden from her fate. In the third, the dragon attacks a boat carrying a cargo of gunpowder, causing an explosion that kills the dragon.

Side images depict Godesberg and Rolandsbogen, two popular local tourist attractions on the Rhine from which Drachenfels may be viewed.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $20-$35
Ltd-color: $15-$25

DB 2165
DB 2165

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