Landsknecht and Knight with Saying

Catalog No. 94

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Ob Rittersmann, ob Lanzenknecht,
ein jeder gern sein Schoppen stecht.”

(Whether knight or soldier,
each gladly downs his portion of beer.)

A Lanzenknecht (or Landsknecht) was a feudal serf used for military purposes by his master. These “soldiers” were often traded between landowners and were, in a sense, the equivalent of modern mercenaries, with the important difference that they were not free to choose their employer.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $100-$150
Ltd-color: $90-$125

     
     
AD 94
AD 94

 
Previous
Go to Listing
Next

 

Copyright © 1998-2019 Beer Stein Library — All rights reserved.